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

  • New Musical Director - We are delighted to welcome Daniel Laverick as the new Musical Director of the band! Daniel led his first proper rehearsal with us on Tuesday (23rd May). His enthusiasm, ideas and ambitions for the band are already creating quite a buzz of excitement and we are looking forward to a bright future together.
  • May Day -   Once again, the band the led the annual Tyne and Wear TUC May Day parade in Newcastle, on Saturday May 5th. This year the route started at Exhibition Park bandstand, and made its way back into the town centre to finish with a rally at The Monument where the band played Gresford and speakers […]
  • Memorial events - The band were proud to take part in the RAFA Service to commemorate 100 years of the RAF at the Commonwealth Graves site in Chevington cemetery on Sunday Apr 22nd. We played the 3 nationals anthems of Australia, Canada and New Zealand specially arranged for the occasion by our former MD Colin, Ben played the […]

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Seghill Gala
Seghill Rugby Club, Seghill
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jesmond Old Cemetery
Jesmond Old Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RAFA event Gosforth
Northern Rugby Club, Gosforth
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shiremoor Treat
Backworth Club, Backworth Tyne and Wear


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