The Band

Dobcross Silver Band is a world famous Brass Band, established in 1875 and proud to represent the small village community of Dobcross in the Saddleworth area of Oldham. The Band is based at the equally famous Dobcross Band and Social Club which has received visits from as far away as Nez Zealand and is home to one of the Annual Whit Friday Band Contests.

The Band has enjoyed success at the highest level of brass banding regularly throughout its history and performs in contests and concerts throughout the year, both around the Saddleworth area and also more widely.  

In addition to local contests and concerts, the Silver Band have a number of traditional engagements such as those at Durham Miners Gala, Manchester Cathedral, Shaw Playhouse and Whitsuntide/Remembrance event participation. The Band also play regularly by request at private functions such as weddings.

The return of vastly experienced Musical Director Grenville Moore in September 2016 is an exciting development, bringing the real prospect of further success. 

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