A BAND from York has celebrated winning a national title for the fifth time.

St Andrew's Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade (CL&CGB) marching band, based in Huntington, took the title of National Supreme Champion Band at the Brigade National Band Competition last month.

Despite being one of the smaller bands in teh competition, this year's success was the band's fifth win in eight years.

Andrew Stubbs, the band leader, said: "Along with trophies for brass, drill, marching display, mallets and general musical effect there were individual victories with tenor-drummer Faye Milne and the band's youngest member, ten-year-old side-drummer Ben Seymour, both taking home prizes."

Mr Stubbs thanked Peter Thompson for allowing the band space to rehearse free of charge, and said "without this, there would have been no routine".

The band, which meets every Wednesday night, celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, and is still open to people aged between four and 21. To find out more, go to clcgb-york.org