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

  • Tyne & Wear May Day Parade - Once again we had the honour to lead the annual Tyne & Wear Trades Union May Day parade through Newcastle on Saturday 30th April (a day early!). The parade assembled outside the Central Library on Princess Square, then down to Northumberland Street up to the Haymarket Metro station, dodging bollards, stalls and other street furniture … Read more Tyne & Wear May Day Parade
  • Wansbeck Entertainment contest - 10 local bands took part at the Wansbeck Entertainment contest at Newbiggin Sports and Community Centre on April 24th, and it really was great entertainment from start to finish with a very varied selection of music. Easington Colliery band played last and were worthy winners although, in the reporter’s opinion, Westoe Colliery band, under the … Read more Wansbeck Entertainment contest
  • Summerhill wedding - You wouldn’t know it was there unless you ventured behind the motorcycle shops on Westgate Road, but Summerhill Square is a hidden Georgian gem standing above the City Centre on the edge of Elswick. The square is green and leafy and surrounded by large, impressive stone terraced houses – see the history of Summerhill Square … Read more Summerhill wedding

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seghill Gala
Seghill Rugby Club, Seghill
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Booking cancelled - Falklands Commemoration
Killingworth Memorial, Killingworth
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Queens Birthday Celebrations
St Aidans Church, Brunton Park
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blyth Central Methodist Flower Festival
Blyth Central Methodist Church, Blyth