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

  • Dalston Festival - We had another great night out at the Dalston Festival in August. Although it’s long trip for the band, it’s also one of the highlights of the year. You can hear some of the numbers on our YouTube channel
  • Regional Contest 2017 - The band once again has performed at The North of England Regional Brass Band contest held at the Durham Gala Theatre for the third year, over the weekend 11-12th March, and it was another very successful and enjoyable event. An overall great performance, and we were very happy with the placing, finishing a credible 7th out of 9 bands in […]
  • A very busy Christmas -   As usual we were in demand during December in the run up to Christmas. Starting with a busk playing carols at Chevy Chase, Eldon Square on Sat Dec 3rd, then our own Christmas Concert on Dec 10th (see previous post) followed by a return to the Church of the Holy Nativity at Chapel House for a […]

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Remembrance Service and Concert
St Andrews Church, Newcastle
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Berwick Scouts
St Andrews Church, Berwick upon Tweed
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Remembrance Parade and Service
Forest Hall Ex Servicemens Club, Forest Hall
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual concert
St John’s Church Killingworth, KIllingworth


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