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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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    1 month 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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    2 months ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    A very merry Christmas from everyone at Dobcross Youth Band. We hope you enjoy this final section of our virtual Christmas concert, featuring our senior players and beautiful solos from Hannah Prickett and Millie Hampson. Many thanks to the team at Denshaw Village Hall for welcoming us to their centre, giving us enough room to get the whole band together.We hope all our players, their families and our supporters have a wonderful Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 months ago

    Dobcross Youth Band
    We're so proud of the progress our young training band have made this year, as you can hear in this wonderful Christmas selection. They're quite a small group now as many trainers moved up to the Youth Band this autumn but they're doing fantastically well - many thanks to them (and their families) for all their hard work! ... See MoreSee Less
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