Dobcross Youth Band has been delighted to welcome several new players this autumn, with fresh faces joining both the Beginners and Intermediate section. It’s wonderful to see a packed bandroom on practice nights and to hear the sound of so many instruments.

Thank you to those band members who supported our recruitment afternoon by chatting to and demonstrating their playing to our recruits and their parents.

We will be having further recruitment events but we welcome new players at any time and in every section. If you are interested, please just come along any Tuesday or Friday evening for a chat and a try out. You don’t have to have your own instrument – we have a wide range available to borrow and we also supply items of uniform free of charge.

As well as the band’s three concerts a year – at Easter, summer and Christmas – the Youth Band takes part in the Regional Championships at Blackpool, the Music for Youth Festival and other top class musical events. The players also enjoy a thriving social side to the band, with nights out paintballing, bowling, laser-tagging and more, band holidays, picnics in the park and more.

If you’d like more information, please contact us at