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Two concerts coming up at Dobcross Band and Social Club

Concerts – Dobcross Band and Social Club

Dobcross Band and Social Club have two concerts coming up shortly.

On Sunday June 16 at 8pm, Oldham Music Centre adult community wind band will be playing at the club, there is an entrance fee of £3.00.

On Sunday 23 June at 8pm, there will be a Dobcross Whit Friday band contest presentation with a concert by Dobcross Youth Band.

All are welcome.


Band contests pull in the crowds despite the poor weather

Bands marching through Uppermill Square – Photo Stuart Littleford

The Saddleworth Whit Friday band contests saw large crowds turnout yesterday despite the miserable weather conditions.

Kilngreen procession walking through Uppermill – Photo Stuart Littleford

A procession of bands and church congregations marched into Uppermill before lunchtime, finishing in the village park for hymns and sermons.

The evening band contests saw a record number of bands taking part at Diggle and Denshaw this year.

A full list of all […]

Brighouse and Rastrick looking for Whit Friday Contest success

By Richard Jones

Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

The top brass band in the country is looking for more success at the Saddleworth Whit Friday contests.

Current national champions Brighouse and Rastrick will once again be touring the villages of our area during this Friday’s event.

Last year they won the contests at Delph, Denshaw, Dobcross, Greenfield and Grotton to take the overall Saddleworth prize, and the band’s president has told Saddleworth News they’re hoping for another strong performance.