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

  • Annual General Meeting - Backworth Colliery Band’s 2016 AGM will be held on Tuesday 26th April at 7:30pm in the band room a Backworth Social Club. Agenda will include: Officers’ Reports Election of Officers Band Uniform Plans to make a CD
  • Festival of Brass -   The band took part in Durham’s Festival of Brass entertainment contest on Sunday, at the East Durham College, Peterlee. For many bands, including ours, it’s an opportunity to try out the Regional test piece “A Cambrian Suite” we’ll be playing at the Durham Gala Theatre in March. There were 10 bands in our section … Read more Festival of Brass
  • Carols at Christmas (part two) - To complete a wonderful year of playing at a variety of events and venues, we did our annual round of Carol concerts at Allendale Village on Tuesday 15th, Earsdon Village Friday 18th, Backworth Village Hall Saturday 19th, Byker roving nativity Monday 21st, NFCE Christmas party Tuesday 22nd and finally Backworth Social Club on Christmas Eve. … Read more Carols at Christmas (part two)

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tyne & Wear May Day Parade
Princess Square, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Private function
Seghill Comrades Club, Front Street, Seghill, NE23 7TQ, Seghill
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Beamish Picnic in the Park contest
Beamish Museum, Beamish
20/05/2016 - 21/05/2016
12:00 pm
Whit Friday contests
Backworth Social Club, Backworth Tyne & Wear