Why Join Dobcross Youth Band

The benefits of learning to play a musical instrument

There’s plenty of evidence to show the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument – including

  • Increasing memory capacity
  • Boosting team skills
  • Teaching perseverance
  • Enhancing coordination
  • Sharpening concentration
  • Improving listening skills
  • Teaching discipline

Highly qualified professional teachers

We’re very proud to have two highly qualified professional teachers as our Musical Directors  – Matt is Head of Music at a Bury high school while  Seth is a recent graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, now training to be a high school teacher. Both also have a wealth of top class experience as musicians and are skilled at passing on their musical expertise to the next generation.

Concerts, competitions & events

As well as improving their playing at our twice-weekly rehearsals, our youngsters enjoy showing off what they have learnt at concerts, competitions and other events, particularly the Saddleworth Whit Friday Walks and Brass Band Contests. Being able to play alongside adult brass bands on Whit Friday and at competitions such as the North West Regional Championships gives our players a real sense of achievement and an appreciation of the tradition of banding. We play a variety of music, with pop and rock tunes featuring along with brass classics, marches, hymns and carols.

But we also have a lot of fun, with social events throughout the year and the chance to get involved in playing and fundraising at the Great Manchester Run, football matches and other towns’ Whit walks.

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