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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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    Happy halloween everyone! Well done to all our youngsters who dressed up for last night's rehearsal, either at home or in person - and to their equally creative families. There were some truly terrifying apparitions and it was lovely to see the band having a bit of fun.
    No group picture this year, of course, but thanks to everyone for taking part ... including our monkey man conductor, Seth.
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    Huge congratulations to our first player of the month for (gulp) 8 months, Jessica! She's a fantastic young player who has worked really hard, even taking her tenor horn on holiday over the summer to keep practising.
    Her dedication is even more praiseworthy when you consider the long break we've had from 'normal' rehearsals - and she's been rewarded by being one of the youngsters to move up from beginners to trainers recently.
    We're very happy to say that as an educational organisation, we have been able to start up some very tightly controlled practice sessions at Dobcross Band Club and Boarshurst Silver Band HQ, with plenty of infection control and social distancing measures in place. We're hugely grateful to Oldham Council's public health team for coming to check our arrangements and giving us the go-ahead to resume - in smaller groups than usual, but safety has to come first!
    Thanks also to MD Seth Livingstone and the many, many people he consulted to get us up and running again, including Pam Byrne and our MP Debbie Abraham.
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