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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.


James Atkins joins DYB

27th November 2021

Musician, composer and arranger James Atkins is our Associate Musical Director, with special responsibility for...

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...

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

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    2 days ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    A huge well done to all the amazing training band and youth band players, MD Seth Livingstone and all the family volunteers who supported the competitors in the Great Manchester Run today. It was a very early start and an incredibly busy day but they all absolutely smashed it. Seth was especially impressed by the trainers' sight-reading and the extended playing time will have been really good for their stamina as we approach Whit Friday. Thank you to everyone - it was loads of fun and we know the runners really appreciated it. Early night in order now! ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Music can take you to some amazing places - metaphorically and literally! Our flugel player Anna has recently completed her first residential with National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain, which culminated in a concert at the stunning Portsmouth Guildhall. In the last six months, she's also played at the Royal Albert Hall with Blue Coat School brass band and at RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music. Though of course, there's nothing quite like Dobcross on Whit Friday .... ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Well done to our latest players of the month, Ava, Gwen and Isla!Ava is the youth band player of the month for her fantastic team spirit, playing timpani for the Regional Brass Band championships instead of her usual tenor horn.Gwen is the training band player of the month for her wonderful solo playing.And Isla is our star beginner for the real dedication she's shown to make great progress with her playing.We're really proud of all of them. ... See MoreSee Less
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