Introducing the band

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 and party music, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern original composition for brass band.

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 training band rehearse every other 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.

See below or click here for our latest news posts. Visit our blog site for an insider’s view of the band. Follow our Facebook page here. You can see photos of the band here and videos of the band here and on our YouTube channel.

Latest News Posts

  • New Musical Director - Although offically starting at last Thursday’s rehearsal and already completing his first concert on Sunday. The band would like to welcome Calum Hartwell, our new Musical Director. We are positive he will carry on the works of our previous conductor, by driving us onward and upward to a successful future. He started this band saying, […]
  • Musical Director Vacancy - MUSICAL DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR Backworth Band is a self-supporting, 4th Section band with a busy schedule of engagements. Further information. Due to work commitments of our current Musical Director, we are seeking a confident and energetic Musical Director who is preferably based in or around the North East Area. The ideal candidate would be free on Tuesday and Thursday evenings […]
  • Durham Miner’s Gala 2018 - Yesterday we marched the Eppleton Lodge banner into Durham for the 134th Durham Miners Gala. It was an absolutely fantastic day with a brilliant atmosphere. We managed to get some great live videos of “Gresford” and “Disney & Friends” but we would love it if anyone who took videos or photos of us could share […]

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
08/12/2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hope City Church
Tenon House, Sunderland Tyne & Wear
15/12/2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hope City Church
Hope City Church, Newcastle upon Tyne
15/12/2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hope City Church
Hope City Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

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