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

  • 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 […]
  • Brass Showcase concert - Our annual concert this year was a Showcase event featuring our senior band, training band and children, tutors and teachers from the North Tyneside Brass in Schools project. The senior band opened the show with a 30 minute set. This was followed by some of the children and a teacher from Brass in Schools plus […]
  • Another busy year - The band has had another busy year so far and it is set to be even busier in the run up to Christmas. We led the Tyne and Wear May Day Parade again from the Newcastle Central Library up Northumberland Street past the crowds of Saturday shoppers, pausing by the Haymarket to play Gresford the […]

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North of England Brass Band Championships
Gala Theatre, Durham
20/04/2018 - 22/04/2018
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Band weekend away
venue tbc near Amble, Amble 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


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