A BATTLE of the Bands took place in Holmfirth.
The annual Holme Valley Brass Band Contest was held at Holmfirth Civic Hall yesterday .
Entries were up on previous years with 15 bands taking part.
John Maine adjudicated and Sydney Swancott ruled on the deportment part of the contest, which had three sections.
Section C featured Deepcar, Skelmanthorpe B band, Littleborough, Elland Silver Youth and Uppermill and Linthwaite Silver bands.
Section B included Linthwaite, Boarshurt, Meltham and Meltham Mills, Slaithwaite and Huddersfield Brass bands.
And section A competitors were Hade Edge, Old Silkstone, Marsden and Holme Silver bands.
After the contest, a long service award was presented to Mary Mellor, for her work with the contest over the years.
The bands marched in an evening parade to the bus station.