The West Somerset Brass Band has welcomed four new members.

Harry Coombes, Alastair Harrison and father and son duo, Andy and Josh Symes, were revealed during a recent concert.

The event, which took place at Watchet Esplanade, celebrated the arrival of visitors from St Renan, France.

It showcased pieces with a French flavour, highlighting the band's role in fostering community connections through music.

Their baritone player, Andrew Rhodes, captured attention with his aptitude for compering in French.

Musical director Niall Watson reflected on the new additions to the group.

He said: "I'm very pleased with the progression of Harry, Alastair and Josh from training band to the main band and am delighted that experienced player Andy has joined us".

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