A BRASS band have gone viral after swapping out one of their marches with something a little less traditional.

A video of one of the Bolton Hoover Brass Band’s performances has garnered more than 266,000 views on Facebook in a matter of days.

The march started quite traditionally with a few bars of ‘Slaidburn’, before it morphed in children’s song ‘Baby Shark’.

Two members of the band were also dressed in shark costumes and were doing the movements to the popular dance craze.

The unique performance was part of annual Whit Friday march competitions in Saddleworth and Tameside.

According to band member Andrew Pearson, the performance was well received by judges and spectators alike.

He said: “ At each village or venue the format is to march down to the contesting stage playing a standard march just for entertainment of the crowds.We then play a contesting march with a blind adjudication.

“Mainly due to the insistence of our principal cornet, Sheena Whitehouse, we decided to do something a little different this year for the march down.

“It all went down very well with the crowds at all the venues we played at.

“The main march contest also went very well for us, as we won the contest for bands in our section at three of the seven venues we played. We were also awarded Best Third Section band for the overall Tameside Contest.”

Baby Shark became a viral sensation last year and is currently the ninth most viewed video on Youtube with 2.94 billion views.

While the brass band’s version has not quite hit those heights just yet, band member Andrew Pearson has been taken aback by just how popular the video has been.

He said: “We couldn’t have imagined what has happened in the days since. It got picked up by a Facebook page called Music Life and it’s had 266,000 views and climbing.

“The only downside is how do we possibly top that next year?”