Backworth Colliery Band

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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

  • Regional Contest 2017 - The band once again has performed at The North of England Regional Brass Band contest held at the Durham Gala Theatre for the third year, over the weekend 11-12th March, and it was another very successful and enjoyable event. An overall great performance, and we were very happy with the placing, finishing a credible 7th out of 9 bands in … Read more Regional Contest 2017
  • A very busy Christmas -   As usual we were in demand during December in the run up to Christmas. Starting with a busk playing carols at Chevy Chase, Eldon Square on Sat Dec 3rd, then our own Christmas Concert on Dec 10th (see previous post) followed by a return to the Church of the Holy Nativity at Chapel House for a … Read more A very busy Christmas
  • Geoff Grice celebrates 50 years in the band - Congratulations to Geoff Grice who has been a member of Backworth Colliery Band for over 50 years. Geoff joined the RAF as a teenager and after many years service including as a bandsman, left to become a teacher in Wallsend. When someone from the band came to the school in 1965 to recruit players, Geoff … Read more Geoff Grice celebrates 50 years in the band

Our Next Events

Date/Time Event
01/04/2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wansbeck Music Festival
Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington
29/04/2017
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Tyne & Wear May Day Parade
Princess Square, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear
30/04/2017
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Killingworth Workers Memorial Service
St John’s Church Killingworth, KIllingworth
20/05/2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wedding Reception
Middleton Lodge, Richmond Yorkshire