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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.


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17th January 2020

Dobcross Youth Band, a thriving brass band on the outskirts of Oldham, is seeking an...

Prestigious award for Band Secretary Jenny

13th October 2019

Huge congratulations to our dedicated band secretary, Jenny Wood, who has been awarded the Brian...

National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain

13th September 2019

Our Principal Cornet Amy Naylor and First Horn Eva Burke were invited to play in...

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

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4 weeks ago

Dobcross Youth Band

We're thrilled to share our latest joint lockdown project with our friends Dobcross Silver Band, Skyrim Dragonborn. Many thanks to the very talented Brent Warren for putting this super video together - make sure you watch to the end for a very special cameo performance from dancing Dan! He'll never let you down... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Dobcross Youth Band

Today we should have been saying a very fond farewell to this year’s leavers, the fantastic Ben, Connie, Eleanor, Emily, Julian, Lucy and Rachel. With our summer concert, cancelled we’ve instead put together this short video to remind them of their happy days with the band - including performances at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Menin Gate in Belgium, Blackpool’s Winter Gardens and Birmingham Symphony Hall, as well as plenty of Whit Fridays and concerts closer to home. They are all brilliant role models as well as talented players and we will all miss them very much. As always with anyone who has ever been part of the DYB family, we hope they will come back to see us and keep in touch. We’re sorry we couldn’t present their leaving watches in person and even sorrier to miss the solos they had been practising for their final concert but they head off to university this autumn with huge thanks and lots of love from everyone at DYB. ... See MoreSee Less

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