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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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    4 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Merry Christmas from everyone at DYB. We have had a wonderful morning carolling around the village and are hugely grateful to everyone who welcomed us and donated to our festive fundraising for Ronald Mcdonald House. Special thanks to former players Amy, Adam and Richard for braving the cold to join us and , very well done to all the players, big and small. A big bravo to Richard who stepped in at the last minute as band leader and did a brilliant job, keeping everyone smiling and encouraging everyone to pick their favourite tunes. ... See MoreSee Less
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    4 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Our players and past members of the band will be carolling around Dobcross on Christmas morning, adding to the Christmas spirit . If you would like us to play for you and your neighbours, please message us before noon on Christmas Eve and we will try to get to as many places as possible. This is part of our festive fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Manchester so please do use this as an opportunity to get rid of any spare change cluttering up your purse or wallet! (Though we do accept notes too...) ... See MoreSee Less
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