THE City of Oxford Silver Band has reached the finals of the National Brass Band Championships.

The 27 members qualified at the London and Southern County Regionals at Stevenage on Sunday and will now compete in the finals in Cheltenham on September 22.

Baritone horn player Kate Banks, from Littlemore, pictured lifting the trophy with conductor Steve Sizeland, said: “The regionals were nerve-wracking but we did really well.”