GOODWICK Brass Band has hit another high note, having been named as the latest winner of a Pride in Pembrokeshire Award.

The award is sponsored by the Pembrokeshire Public Services Board (PSB) in partnership with the Western Telegraph.

Goodwick Brass Band has achieved growing acclaim on the concert stage in recent years under the musical directorship of Matthew Jenkins and was crowned UK Brass Band Champion in 2013 and 2015.

With four separate bands under its umbrella and more than 100 musicians from all over Pembrokeshire, the band performs regularly throughout the county and supports a variety of charities.

Members also provide music tuition for anyone, of any age, wishing to learn how to play a brass instrument, and young learners are given brass instruments to help with their musical education.

Chair of the PSB, Tegryn Jones, said the judging panel was struck by the band's dedication to enhancing musical opportunities in their local area, as well as its work for charitable causes.

"It is clear that Goodwick Brass Band makes a substantial contribution to improving individual and community well-being in the area," he said.

"Panel members were particularly impressed with the group's commitment to delivering a volunteer-led approach to meeting local need and the way in which it creates opportunities for young people to learn and meet new people.

"They were also impressed by the intergenerational nature of the activities, and their work to support charitable organisations."

Tony Evans, Chairman of Goodwick Brass Band, said: "We are very honoured to receive the Pride in Pembrokeshire award.

"It's great to be rewarded for the work that we do in the community and further afield."