You simply can’t have a parade without a brass band. I love to hear them playing a Sousa march, or a great film theme like “The Dambusters March” or “Star Wars”.
My very good friends, Gillian and Bruce in Melbourne played in concert bands for many years and from them I learned about the world of brass band competitions. I even attended a couple of times when the National Brass Band Championships were held in Adelaide.
There is even a movie based on brass band competitions. “Brassed Off” 1996.