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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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Free beginner sessions

18th September 2021

Dobcross Youth Band is offering free brass lessons to beginner players. Funded by the youth...

Amy shines in National band

11th August 2021

Congratulations to our principal cornet Amy Naylor, who showed her talent and versatility by being...

A chance to hear us play live again.

23rd June 2021

The sun is out, everyone – absolutely everyone – has been measured up for a...

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

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    1 week ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    We're offering FREE brass lessons to beginner players aged seven and over this autumn.We strongly believe every child should be given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, to enjoy the fun of playing in a band and the pride of achieving a new skill.And as part of our commitment to this, we have decided to make our beginner lessons free of charge so as many children as possible can take their first musical steps with us. They will learn how to read music and play notes, working with Musical Director Seth Llivingstone and some of our senior players.We currently have more than 70 children and young people coming to our twice-weekly rehearsals and they get a huge amount out of being in the band - we want to extend that to more children in the area.The lessons will be on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6-6.30pm and good quality instruments are provided. Beginners take part in our concerts at Christmas, Easter and summer as well as joining the Whit Friday processions. There are also regular social events.Anyone who wants to join the free sessions should message us or email dobcrossyouthband@gmail.com to arrange a date. ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Dobcross Youth Band, a thriving brass band on the outskirts of Oldham, is seeking an inspirational and engaging brass teacher as Associate Musical Director for its training band.The successful applicant will have experience of high-quality brass teaching and of conducting an ensemble. They will be highly motivated and enthusiastic about developing the skills of our players aged six to 12. We are happy to support additional training for less experienced conductors.In addition to working with the training band, there may also be opportunities to support sectionals with our Youth Band and to stand in for its Musical Director, Seth Livingstone. Seth previously led the training band and has now moved up to take charge of the older players.Dobcross Youth Band is committed to providing the best experience possible at rehearsals, concerts and competitions and wants an Associate Musical Director who understands that children and young people learn best when they are enjoying themselves.We currently have more than 70 players attending rehearsals each week across the three sections. We have whole-organisation concerts at Christmas, Easter and summer and the training band also take part in the Saddleworth Whit Friday band contests.If you would like an informal chat about the role and its responsibilities before you apply, please feel free to ring our secretary Jenny Wood on 07828 099296.Applications and a current CV should be sent to dobcrossyouthband@gmail.com. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take a rehearsal and to meet the committee ... See MoreSee Less
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    3 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Our good friends at Dobcross Silver Band have announced the next Showcase Brass concert. The fantastic Elland Silver Band will be at the world famous Dobcross Band Club on October 31st. Get your tickets for what is sure to be a great concert. ... See MoreSee Less
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