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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.


Free beginner sessions

18th September 2021

At Dobcross Youth Band, we strongly believe every child should be given the opportunity to...

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.”

Mum Avene


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    6 days ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Well done to this magnificent seven (and friend!) from our youth and training bands who spent this morning in the impressive surroundings of RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music. They took part in a Young Middle Brass session with Helen Varley, Junior RNCM tutor and solo horn with Grimethorpe Colliery Band. We're really proud of their efforts and dedication - we always support and encourage our young players to take up opportunities like this to broaden their musical horizons and learn from top class brass teachers. ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Our philosophy is that banding should be FUN! Our fantastic young people love making music together but it's also really important that they have time to make friends and socialise. So here are a few pictures of nearly 60 of our players doing just that last night when we treated them to a meal and an evening of bowling. Everyone had a brilliant time as you can see from the big smiles.And of course, if you know a youngster aged 7-18 who already plays or wants to learn a brass instrument or percussion, we're always happy to make new friends. ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Well done to all our brilliant young musicians who returned to performing in real style on Sunday at the Autumn Leaves contest. This is the Youth Band with the very appropriate March Dobcross which earned them a very creditable 11th place out of 16, ahead of a number of adult bands. Possibly the biggest cheer though went to our training band, who put on a terrific show in front of a huge crowd of around 4,000 people and also finished ahead of an adult band. We were delighted too that our good friends Dobcross Silver Band earned a wonderful 4th spot only a few points behind the winners Boarshurst Silver Band. ... See MoreSee Less
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