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 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.

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

  • Great Result at Durham Festival of Brass Contest - Well today has been a fantastic day at the Durham Festival of Brass Contest; or the Durham League as you may know it. It was our first contest under the baton of Daniel Laverick and we took home some silverware! We placed a respectable 5th overall with our performance of “Stantonbury Festival”; This year’s 4th […]
  • 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 […]
  • Daniel Laverick - Last week we announced the appointment of our new musical director Daniel Laverick. Daniel is now in his second week in his post and is settling in tremendously. Daniel is originally from Craghead, County Durham. He started playing cornet at 9 years old but quickly realise he was outgrowing his instrument so he moved onto […]

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