Can you make a Barnsley brass band’s Christmas wish come true?

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Rockingham Band has a Christmas wish - and they’re hoping you could make it come true.

The brass band, based at the Rockingham Centre in Hoyland Common, Barnsley, is appealing for new players after losing several members to illness, maternity leave and university.

Managing director Rob Straw said: “We’re short of cornet and bass players specifically, but we can welcome any instrument.

“We’re asking retired, lapsed or new players to give it a go, young or old – any ability – come and try it.”

The monthly subscription fee for instrument hire, rehearsals, group tuition and uniforms is £10. Contact Rob at