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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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Many thanks to Josh and Ayda Sykes for presenting our cheque to Carol Shaw from Kingfisher School last week. Our donation was a result of our Christmas fundraising and thanks also go to everyone who contributed at the torchlit carol service, Christmas concert and Christmas day tour of the village. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to all our players of the month for January - they've all worked super hard and shown real dedication to their music.
Beginners' player of the month is Tom Hall for the brilliant progress he's made recently.
Training band player of the month is Pip Baker for her fantastic and very mature playing.
Tenor horn players Amelie Popplewell and Ruby Ball are the Youth Band players of the month for the way they've both stepped up to play leading roles in the band to play at the North West Area Championships in Blackpool next Sunday.
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What a brilliant set of photographs from the Halifax Youth Brass Festival, organised by Elland Silver Band last Saturday. Many thanks to Poppy McCabe, she's really done us proud with some fantastic pictures from the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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