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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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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Huge congratulations to Poppy Garlick, overall winner of the training band section of our Easter solo competition. It's been really wonderful to see how our young players have kept at their practice throughout the months we haven't been able to get together in person and everyone has been so impressed at their dedication and continued progress. Many thanks to all the players and their families for their hard work and support. Can't wait to get back together and enjoy music as an ensemble! ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Our Easter treat for you - an absolutely beautiful solo from the overall winner of the Youth Band's solo competition, Scarlet Brooke. It was brilliant to hear more than 50 of our talented young players in the online concert on Good Friday, everyone had worked really hard. Special thanks to our musical director Seth Livingstone for all his enthusiasm and work to put the concert together and to adjudicator Adam Bokaris (Solo Euphonium Grimethorpe Colliery Band) who gave each player really useful individual feedback as well as good practice advice for the whole band! ... See MoreSee Less
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    3 months ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    Thanks to the hard work of our fantastic youngsters and the generosity of the people of Saddleworth we managed to raise £365 for charity in 2020. The players asked that the money be given to When You Wish Upon a Star and Oldham Foodbank . Thank you everyone and fingers crossed we will be out and about again soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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