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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.”

Avene P


Massed Brass concert

23rd March 2019


Uppermill Civic Hall

Easter concert and egg raffle

19th April 2019

12 noon

Dobcross Band Club

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

Kay G

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3 days ago

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A fantastic evening, many thanks to Boarshurst Silver Band for inviting us to be part of their Areas preview evening and also to adjudicator Michael Kilroy for his really positive feedback. Roll on Blackpool!1st band on tonight playing Stantonbury Festival.... Well done Dobcross Youth Band and Matt Hindle, fantastic sound. Good luck next weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is a fantastic review by 4barsrest of our Associate MD Seth Livingstone's showcase at the recent RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Festival. He's a real inspiration to our youngsters - he started with the band as an eight-year-old himself, in fact we've still got a photo of him in those days on the band room wall! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Has anyone got a brass instrument tucked away in the attic...in a cupboard? Dobcross Youth need instruments to lend to our Beginners and Training Groups....our numbers are growing every week so please message us if you can help us to introduce the next generation to the fantastic tradition of brass banding. ... See MoreSee Less

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