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

  • Berwick Scouts and Belsay Hall - We made the long trip to Berwick on Friday 16th Sept to play at North Northumberland Scout’s fund raising concert, and received a very warm welcome as the original band booked had pulled out and we stepped in at short notice. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Benny’s solo of Georgia on My Mind. Benny … Read more Berwick Scouts and Belsay Hall
  • Chantal and Tony’s wedding - Many of the band were privileged to witness our own Chantal’s wedding to Tony on 10th Sept and take part in service at St Margarets Church in Scotswood and the celebrations at Featherstone Castle near Haltwhistle, where a small band played some of Chantal and Tony’s favourites, including some solos for Chantal and accompanying Tony’s … Read more Chantal and Tony’s wedding
  • Burradon Banner unveiling -     A small band played at Burradon Community Primary School as part of the official unveiling of the restored Burradon and Weetslade Colliery banner, now hanging in the School Hall. Kath Smith, from Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future, led the proceedings both during the special school assembly in the morning and at the … Read more Burradon Banner unveiling

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Remembrance Service and Concert
St Andrews Church, Newgate Street, Newcastle NE1 5SS, Newcastle
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Remembrance Parade and Service
Forest Hall Ex Servicemens Club, Crescent Way North, NE12 9AR, Forest Hall
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carols at Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay Shopping Centre, Whitley Bay
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Postponed - Annual Concert
Backworth Social Club, Backworth Tyne & Wear