A SHORTAGE of entrants let a brass band contest down, its secretary said.
Only 10 bands competed in the challenge at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite.
Secretary of the 20th annual Pogson-Bray contest, Alan Kaye, said: "The music was grand, but the contest could have done with more entrants."
Youth and Section B bands performed a hymn tune and their own choice contest piece. Section A Bands performed a contest march and their own contest piece.
The adjudicator was Steve Pritchard Jones.
Section C, junior bands - hymn tune, Scissett Youth Band, 169 points; test piece, 1, Scissett Youth Band with 169 points, 2, Sellars International Youth, 168, and 3, Gawthorpe Brass 85 with 167.
Section B - hymn tune, Emley Brass, 171 points; test piece, 1, Innovate Skelmanthorpe B Band with 175, 2, Emley Brass, 173, and 3, Clifton and Lightcliffe, 171.
Section A - Meltham and Meltham Mills Band came first in the march with 186 points and won the test piece with 189.