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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.


Could you be our next Musical Director

10th May 2019

Our players are enthusiastic, dedicated and talented – and we’re looking for a musical director...

Well done at Warwick

18th April 2019

A huge ‘well done’ to Dobcross Youth Band’s training section who had a brilliant day...

Success at Blackpool

1st March 2019

Success at Blackpool A brilliant Youth Band performance at the North West Regional Championships in...

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

Avene P


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

Kay G

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Music, fun, fundraising, inspiration ... we had a brilliant day again at the Great Manchester Run. Many thanks to our super dedicated young musicians and our equally hard-working parents, committee members and friends who manned the two water stations near Old Trafford. it's a very long and demanding day for all but the runners really appreciate the lift our music gives them - it was great to see so many of them join in with the actions to YMCA! Special thanks to our Associate MD Seth Livingstone who was fresh from another busy day playing with Rainford Band at the Blackpool Spring Festival. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Thomas and Lucy, our brilliant players of the month for April. Thomas is the training band's star for his hard work and excellent playing since switching to euphonium while bass player Lucy won her fellow players' vote for her quiet dedication and amazing solo on Bass In The Ballroom - you can hear this on our YouTube channel here youtu.be/aVMk782HHWY ... See MoreSee Less

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