IT was party time for a Barrhead-based brass band as it celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Members of Levern Valley Community Brass (LVCB) held a commemorative concert to mark the milestone.

And, as an added bonus, they took home a gold award at the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships.

The band was also named as runner-up in the Development Section for the second successive year at the competition, staged in Perth Concert Hall.

Judges praised LVCB for its good tuning and sound, singling out both its rhythmic ability and kit player Rachael Hughes for special recognition.

While awards and praise from judges are always nice to receive, the talented musicians were especially excited to get together on the band’s 10th birthday for a special ceremony.

Meanwhile, a number of awards were handed out at the anniversary concert, with Marley McEwan named Most Promising Player of 2017, Katie Little winning the Most Improved Player gong and Hollie Campbell hailed as Musician of the Year.

Hollie also received the Players’ Choice Award, voted for by band members.

Brian Deans, LVCB conductor, said: “Our 10th anniversary concert was a great success, with street band Brass, Aye? as our guest group.

“Our awards were presented by Douglas Yates, who has been a great supporter of the band since its formation.”