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Young musicians of the future will be able to play alongside the best in brass at Dobcross Youth Band’s masterclass. Aspiring brass players aged 13 and under are invited to come along to an afternoon of music workshops and classes with some of the country’s top brass players and teachers. They will enjoy expert coaching in their instruments as well as practising a piece of music to perform in a concert for parents and supporters later in the day. Among the star brass players sharing their skills on Saturday 18 November will be: · James Garlick – a top class trombonist who has played with the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata as well as many of the UK’s leading brass bands. He is currently conductor of Boarshurst Silver Band, the 2nd section National Champions, · Seth Livingstone – a former Dobcross Youth Band euphonium player now studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and playing solo euphonium with Rainford Band as well as performing with the award-winning Brass Compass Quartet. · Kathleen Gaspoz – Brighouse and Rastrick’s first female principal cornet and former principal cornet of the European Youth Brass Band. Kathleen also recently won the best instrumentalist title at the National Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall, with Brighouse and Rastrick crowned the National Champions. Other players from championship bands will also be playing at the event and sharing their skills. Players from Dobcross Youth Band’s own intermediate section are thrilled at this chance to play alongside these stars of the brass world but the afternoon is also open to players from outside the band –places must be reserved in advance by ringing Jenny Wood on 07828 099296. The day starts at 1pm at Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Dobcross. The children will have a light meal of pizza before the short concert for parents and friends at Dobcross Band Club in Platt Lane at 6pm. Parents are asked to contribute £3 per child towards the cost of the day and can stay with their child during the day if they wish.

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Friday's cake sale raised £53.33 for Macmillan cancer support. Thank you to everyone who provided or bought cakes.

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Dobcross Youth Band added 14 new photos — at Sky High Adventure.

The young musicians from our training band were treated to a day out at Sky High Adventure on Saturday. And judging by the smiling faces, a great time was had by all.

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I'm pleased to announce that Training Band player of the month for September is Paige Brierley. Paige hasn't been with the band all that long, and this award is in recognition of the fantastic progress that she has made in a short space of time.

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