IT was music to the ears for Kearsley Youth Brass Band at its annual awards ceremony.

The community band held its fourth annual awards evening at St John Fisher Church in Manchester Road, Kearsley.

The evening involved a film showing the band’s history, from the first rehearsal to clips of recent concerts.

A performance by the band entertained family and friends. The music included the James Bond music Skyfall, by Adele, and Oh Happy Day.

Member Niamh Hardman performed a solo tenor horn rendition of Where is Love? from Oliver.

Cllr Colin Shaw, now Deputy Mayor of Bolton, and a representative from Bolton at Home presented the awards.

Louise Dennis received the most outstanding band member award and Sean Potter was awarded most improved player.

Lucy Tyler was named most promising player, Roy Parkinson received the most improved adult award and Rachel Slater received the accolade for having the best attendance.

The event saw members enjoying a disco and karaoke following the ceremony.

Kearsley Youth Brass Band was formed in 2010. It has both young people and adults, some of whom started from beginner level and some who were revisiting an old hobby.