After years of silence, a band from Leyburn could soon be playing at events across Wensleydale once again.

Dwindling numbers seemed to have put paid to the town's brass band.

However, with £1,000 in the bank and more than a dozen instruments still available, an attempt to revitalise the band was launched earlier this month with a public meeting at Thornborough Hall.

If the event had been poorly attended, Leyburn Band faced being consigned to history forever.

A number of experienced players were identified among an enthusiastic turnout and training will also begin for several other volunteers.

Anyone else who would like to be involved can telephone (01969) 622996.