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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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A very happy 18th birthday to our principal trombonist, Connie. It's a shame we can't be together to celebrate and sing for her at present but we'll make up for it later! Connie is an awesome player and fantastic person at the head of our 'magnificent seven' trombone section and we'll miss her a lot when she heads off to university this autumn. ... See MoreSee Less

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A big congratulations to our talented and dedicated players of the month for February, Megan and Ben.
Megan is the Youth Band player of the month for always being a fantastic team player while Ben is the Training Band choice for his brilliant progress on bass. Well done to both of them. Our talented young players are continuing to put in lots of practice at home and Youth band MD Seth is putting them all through their paces via the wonder of the internet.
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2 weeks ago

Dobcross Youth Band

Well, that’s cheered us all up. Not a normal rehearsal night of course but it was so good for us all to get together online and chat about our plans for the next few weeks. Big thanks to Seth Livingstone for arranging tonight’s Zoom chat - it was great to have a stormtrooper among the musicians (Daniel) and we were hugely impressed by Hendrix and George’s exotic backgrounds! Next week we’ll be starting to play some music in sectionals ... ... See MoreSee Less

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