A SHEFFIELD brass band has retained its crown for the fifth year in a row.
Stannington Brass Band took top prize at the Annual Brass Band Festival in Dronfield after performing tunes led by musical director Miles Davison. Members were presented with the T H Hallworth Challenge Trophy, plus a cheque for £400. Principal cornet player Richard Dowling picked up the best soloist prize.
The band will be celebrating their victory with a homecoming at the Lomas Hall in Stannington on October 15 at 7.30pm. Call 0114 2301873.