Backworth Colliery Band

: 130th Durham Miners’ Gala. Picture: DAVID WOOD
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Celebrating 130 Years of Banding in the North-East of England.

Backworth Colliery Band is a busy and entertaining brass band based in North Tyneside near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We have a proud history and (we hope) a very bright future! We perform at concerts, contests, civic events, weddings and parties in the North East and further afield.

The band plays many varied styles of music from traditional brass band music, dance and swing band, modern pop, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern original composition for the genre.

We are available for hire – from a full brass band to smaller ensembles.

We rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Backworth Social Club (see contacts) and welcome new players (see vacancies) and visitors.

Our junior and training band rehearse on a Friday evening and give opportunities to people of all ages and abilities to learn to play a brass instrument or percussion and develop their musical abilities.

Latest News Posts

  • Training Band Concert - Congratulations to our training members who put on an excellent show at Backworth Club on Nov 25th. It was especially impressive that the band managed to put on a full programme of music that included solos from Alison (“Ben”), Amy on trombone (“I don’t know how to love him”), Matthew on cornet (“Unchained melody”) and … Read more Training Band Concert
  • October - October wouldn’t be October without a good old Oktoberfest! Backworth Club was transported to Bavaria for the night on Oct 8th when the band put on a very enjoyable concert of German and other great music, such as Radetsky March, Applepie Polka, Ein Prosit, Happy Wanderer, Tritsch Tratsch polka (made famous by James Last no … Read more October
  • Berwick Scouts and Belsay Hall - We made the long trip to Berwick on Friday 16th Sept to play at North Northumberland Scout’s fund raising concert, and received a very warm welcome as the original band booked had pulled out and we stepped in at short notice. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Benny’s solo of Georgia on My Mind. Benny … Read more Berwick Scouts and Belsay Hall

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Christmas Concert
Backworth Social Club, Backworth Tyne & Wear
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel House Christmas Concert
Church of the Holy Nativity, Chapel House
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ASDA Carols
Asda supermarket (Benton), Newcastle upon Tyne
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Training band at Earsdon
Cannon Inn, Earsdon