Hatherleigh Silver Band are very pleased to announce that Mr David Hayward will be preparing the band and taking them to the SWBBA Contest at Torquay in November. David has spent a lifetime in banding ever since he joined the Celynen Band in Newbridge, South Wales, at the age of seven and going on to play for Stanshawe (Sun Life). David enjoyed conducting Woodfalls for a number of years in the Championship section as well as having considerable success with Frome Band competing at the lower levels and bringing them up through the sections. David now spends his banding life freelance conducting various bands in both the West Country and his native Wales. HSB are looking forward to working hard with David over the coming months and to the exciting future for the band that his appointment has made.