HYDE Band would like to thank everyone who supported its coffee morning at Fordingbridge Town Hall.

The event, plus donations received for carol playing at Fordingbridge Late Night Shopping, raised just over £300 towards band funds, which will help towards attending contests in Torquay in March 2013.

Aspiring new players of any age are welcome at rehearsals at St Aldhelm's Church , Sandleheath, between 6.30 and 7.30 pm on Mondays, from January 7.