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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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Could you be our new Training Band Musical Director?

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 are so grateful to Geoff Bayley for sending us this video of the Youth Band marching through Delph on a previous Whit Friday. Great to see so many familiar faces. #saddleworthdayofmusic ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Dobcross Youth Band

Our traditional start to Whit Friday - Dobcross's bands join together to play the hymn Silver Hill in memory of absent friends. Although we can't be together in person at Dobcross Band Club this year, our MD Seth Livingstone has put together this video with players from both Dobcross Silver Band and Dobcross Youth Band (including our trainers and beginners). Many thanks to everyone who has contributed - let's hope that we can have a real Whit Friday in 2021. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Dobcross Youth Band

Sadly, we can't be together this Whit Friday but we hope as many as possible of our young musicians, their families and friends will join #saddleworthdayofmusic.
This is a great initiative to keep the community spirit of Whit Friday alive on social media. All you have to do on 5 June is to post a short film or link of yourself playing music on Facebook or Twitter (make sure it's public) and use the hashtag #saddleworthdayofmusic. As many as possible will then be shared in the Saddleworth Day of Music group on Facebook. It doesn't have to be brass - all instruments are welcome including the human voice.
The day will start at 9am with #hailshiningmorn then anything goes.
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