It's a sound long associated with Yorkshire.
And this weekend, 56 brass bands including many from Huddersfield and Calderdale, will come together to determine just who is the best in the Tyke heartland.
They will converge on St George’s Hall, Bradford, to compete in five sections for the honour of being crowned the Yorkshire Champion Brass Band.
The current Yorkshire Champion is Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and they will be defending their title in the Championship Section on the Sunday evening against 12 of the country’s best brass bands including Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick and Grimethorpe Colliery.
The Huddersfield banner in that top section will be carried by Hepworth, Marsden and Skelmanthorpe.
Black Dyke Band is currently the English National Champion Band while of the 13 bands competing in this section six are in the top 20 of the current world rankings.
Other bands from Huddersfield and Calderdale taking part over the weekend include Clifton & Lightcliffe, Hade Edge, Meltham & Meltham Mills, Elland Silver, Emley, Lindley, Skelmanthorpe Prospect, Linthwaite, Slaithwaite and Huddersfield & Ripponden.
Contest controller Peggy Tomlinson said: “Visitors from throughout Great Britain, Ireland and Europe are expected to turn up in their hundreds to listen to our Yorkshire bands.
“The contest is closely fought. The playing is passionate and can be breathtaking and all for the glory of being Yorkshire Champion.
“Four bands from the Championship Section will represent Yorkshire in the Championship Section Finals of the National Championships to be held in the Royal Albert Hall, London in October.
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