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

  • Regional Contest 2018 - Once again it was that time of year where the band competed at The North of England Regional Brass Band contest which was held at the Gala Theatre Durham for the third consecutive year, over the weekend 17-18th March, and it was another very successful and enjoyable event, with the added feature of snow. Despite […]
  • Colin standing down as Musical Director - Our Musical Director Colin Harris has decided to stand down after the Regional contest later this month. We are very sorry to lose Colin as MD. We owe him huge thanks for all his work for the band over the last four and a half years. He has led our rehearsals with great skill and […]
  • Robert Coxon and Backworth Colliery Band - Backworth Colliery Band early 1900s in front of Queen Victoria statue, Tynemouth, with Robert Coxon arrowed We were invited to play during brunch at Guyzance Hall in Northumberland as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of Robert Coxon. Robert’s family come from Backworth and he was very keen to have the band play as his […]

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
20/04/2018 - 22/04/2018
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Band weekend away
Springfield Farm, Seahouses Northumberland
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RAFA event Chevington cemetery
Chevington Cemetery, Morpeth
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Shields concert
North Shields Methodist Church, North Shields
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Killingworth Workers Memorial Service
St John’s Church Killingworth, KIllingworth


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