The Launceston City Band is used to performing in front of large crowds.
But with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the cancellation of most major events, the band has had to embrace a more modern approach to entertaining.
This included a virtual performance from Tasmania that was livestreamed and shared nationally as part of the NSW Bands Festival.
Here, Tasmania's representatives impressed the judges - taking out three seconds and a third place across four categories.
Launceston City Band manager Darren Papworth said after months of cancelled events and no performances, the online competition provided a much-needed confidence boost.
"We can't go anywhere and perform in public now, so it actually gave us something to work for," he said.
"We hired out the Earl Arts Centre, got a professional videographer and we recorded the pieces.
"Then it was just a matter of submitting it online for the adjudicator to have a listen to.
"It was a unique experience. But when you consider the logistics of getting a whole band of 50 to NSW, it makes a lot of sense. And, it was just a wonderful experience to have."
The Launceston City Band has a long and proud history in Tasmania, with next year marking the group's 145th anniversary.
However, this year has been one of its most challenging to date, with most of the group's major performances cancelled.
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With the pandemic leaving doubts over the future of live music at events, Mr Papworth said embracing an online alternative might work to the band's advantage.
"I think this is going to be the future of banding now. We are not going to travel, unless we really want or need to," he said.
"Plus, if you focus on the things you can't do, you wouldn't do anything. So we are preparing for all the things we can do."
This includes the upcoming national band championships, which is embracing the same online platform used at the NSW championships.
"It now means we are going to be able to perform in a national level competition that we normally wouldn't get to," Mr Papworth said.
"However, we still love performing in front of a crowd, so we are hoping we will be able to do that again soon too."