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The Dobcross Youth Band

The Dobcross Youth Band is a brass band of committed players aged between six and 18 based in the village of Dobcross in Saddleworth. Formed in 1988 with a few village children it has now grown into a thriving organisation with more than 70 players, and a busy programme of concerts, competitions, social outings and supporting charities.


Festive fundraising will help WellChild charity

26th November 2018

A brave seven-year-old boy with an ultra-rare condition has inspired Dobcross Youth Band’s festive fundraising....

Band bags top prize at Holme Valley contest

17th October 2018

There’s a new cup in Dobcross Youth Band’s prize cabinet – the Stanley and Ida...

Whit Friday success in the news

17th October 2018

A rainy Whit Friday might have meant smaller crowds – but it also put Dobcross...

“Amelie loves it here, everyone is so friendly.”

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Christmas concert

15th December 2018


Dobcross Band Club, Platt Lane

Torchlit carols

17th December 2018


Churchfields, Dobcross

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“Oliver has learnt so much & made lots of new friends.”

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What a brilliant evening with The Fairey Band at Uppermill Civic Hall last night. It was fantastic to see our trainers up on stage in front of a packed audience - there were no signs of nerves at all. Very well done to them and to the youth band who played two exceptional sets of music. Special congratulations to Anya and Megan in their first concert as members of the youth band and well done to our very accomplished soloists who all played superbly - Amy, Ben, Connie, Julian, and Rachel.
We were delighted to be performing alongside such a great band as The Fairey Band and to see their principal euphonium Adam Bokaris again, after he kindly adjudicated at our recent slow melody contest. He played a fantastic solo on O Holy Night and was also awarded the band's players' player of the year prize.
Many thanks also to Champion Brass for organising the concert - it was a great evening.
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Get into the festive spirit with this fabulous concert at Uppermill Cricket Club on Friday 14 December. Our training band will be there to belt out some Christmas favourites, along with the Family Choir. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's Dobcross Youth Band's #jinglebellschallenge, complete with counter-marching at today's Uppermill Christmas lights switch-on, organised by Saddleworth Round Table. We had a brilliant time, especially playing carols with the talented choir from St Chad's Primary School. Thanks to James Garlick for challenging us - our MD Matt Hindle challenges The Fairey Band (looking forward to playing with them next Saturday at Uppermill Civic Hall), Saddleworth School Music Department and The Royal Air Force Central Band . A great idea for the fantastic Music for Youth. ... See MoreSee Less

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