A NEW brass band will see a town blow its own trumpet again.

Newent Classical Brass has been launched with the help of the town's Newent Orchestra and new members are welcome to join the newly formed group at its rehearsals.

Organiser Graham Chorlton said: "The aim is to create a brass group that can rehearse and perform independently, but will also be able to supply its musical resources to the Newent Orchestra when the orchestra requires brass players for its concerts."

Its meetings are held at the Newent Community Centre, Ross Road, Newent, near Ledbury, on the last Saturday of every month from noon to 2pm.

For more information, go to newentorchestra.org, e-mail info@newentorchestra.org or call 01531 822839.