Celebrating 125 Years of Banding in the North-East of England.
Backworth Colliery Band is a traditional yet progressive brass band based in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area. We rehearse twice a week and perform at concerts and contests in the North East and further afield.
The band and its members play 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.
Our junior and training band rehearse every fortnight and give opportunities to people of all ages and abilities to learn to play a brass instrument or percussion and develop their musical abilities.
Gibside Chapel (24/8/2014)
Playing outside Gibside Chapel, Gibside National Trust, near Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG
A busy August (19/08/2014)
Many bands take August off as players take their family holidays, which is a shame because it's also...
Backworth Colliery Band was formed in 1886, and was part of the social element of the surrounding mine workings. The start of the band was funded in part by fundraising events such as concerts; the earliest dates to 1871.Read More.