HATHERLEIGH Silver Band will compete at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain this weekend.

The current double West of England champions will be playing against 19 other qualifying bands from around the country at this weekend’s finals.

The band recently used Okehampton College’s Octagon Theatre to record songs ahead of the band’s appearance at the national competition.

There were two full days of recording sessions completed by the musicians to fulfil the new album which is due for release next month. 

Musical director, Matt Green, said he couldn’t believe how well the band played throughout the whole two days.