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

  • Durham Miners Gala - Our annual outing to the Durham Miners Gala is one of the highlights of the year, if not the highlight! It’s such a marvellous celebration of the North East’s mining heritage with the banners and bands, speeches, fun fair, stalls from political, trade union, campaigning and community groups.    This year we were looking forward … Read more Durham Miners Gala
  • Multi packaging Solutions -                                         It was a long day out at Multi Packaging Solutions Family Fun Day at their site in Killingworth on Sunday 19th June, with the band playing 2 45 minute sets plus a further 30 minutes … Read more Multi packaging Solutions
  • Blyth Central Methodist Flower Festival - Sunday 12th June found the band back on show at the Blyth Central Methodist Flower Festival. A packed church heard an hour and a quarter of non-stop playing, as we worked through our summer repertoire. Some fine playing from our solo cornet player Leah (now our new Principal Cornet player) with support from our good … Read more Blyth Central Methodist Flower Festival

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blyth Tall Ships
Blyth Beach Bandstand, Blyth
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Games night
Backworth Social Club, Backworth Tyne & Wear
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Unveiling of Burradon Colliery Banner
Burradon Community Primary School, Burradon
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burradon Colliery Banner evening event
Burradon Community Primary School, Burradon