Lanner and District Silver Band is promoted to the championship section
There was a double success for Lanner and District Silver Band at the West of England area championships at the weekend.
The band finished second out of 13, meaning it will represent the west of England at the national finals at Cheltenham in September.
And, combined with good, consistent results over the past two years, the band has been promoted to the championship section from January 2014.
Musical director Stuart Chappel said: "The band is doing really well, we've all put a lot of hard work into preparing for the contest.
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"The music set for us was great and the whole band thoroughly enjoyed the preparations.
"We came off stage knowing that we played well and achieving a place at the national finals and a return to championship section status is a true testament of how far we've come over the last few years".
Band chairman Lee Rouse added: "We've become a wonderfully vibrant organisation.
"2013 marks a very special year in the band's history. Not only have we started the year with resounding contest success and promotion to championship level, the highest echelon in banding, we will also be moving into our new headquarters in about three months time.
"We're all 'chomping at the bit' to launch our bid for the national title from our new home.
"We're delighted to be one of a number of Cornish bands to have won invitations to compete in the national finals in their respective sections and offer our congratulations to Camborne Junior Contesting Band who will represent the 4th Section, Bodmin Band in the 3rd Section and Pendennis Brass in the 2nd."