OTLEY Brass Band has enjoyed another performance at one of the country's oldest outdoor music competitions.

The band joined 11 others to play at the Hardraw Scar Contest - which has been running since 1881 - on Sunday, September 9.

Each group played a 20 minute set and there was success for Otley's soloist Malcolm Sexton, who won the Best Soloist category for his performance of the jazz classic Body and Soul.

Mr Sexton, 81, was supported on the day by his son David, on cornet, and grandson Miles on drums.

An Otley Brass Band spokeswoman said: "We had a very enjoyable day at the famous Hardraw Scar Contest.

"Despite it being a very wet, autumnal day there was a great crowd who stayed under their umbrellas to listen to all 12 bands play their 20 minute long programmes.

"Malcolm played brilliantly and scored the highest mark for a soloist for his performance."

The band has a busy autumn programme ahead and its next concert will be at The Bridge Church in Otley on Saturday, September 29.

The show, which starts at 7.30pm, will be part of the church's Flowers of the Field event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Tickets cost £7 or £6 for concessions and are available from the church on (01943) 465509.