Introducing the band

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 and party music, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern original composition for brass band.

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.

See below or click here for our latest news posts. Visit our blog site for an insider’s view of the band. Follow our Facebook page here. You can see photos of the band here and videos of the band here and on our YouTube channel.

Latest News Posts

  • Durham Miner’s Gala 2018 - Yesterday we marched the Eppleton Lodge banner into Durham for the 134th Durham Miners Gala. It was an absolutely fantastic day with a brilliant atmosphere. We managed to get some great live videos of “Gresford” and “Disney & Friends” but we would love it if anyone who took videos or photos of us could share […]
  • Daniel Laverick - Last week we announced the appointment of our new musical director Daniel Laverick. Daniel is now in his second week in his post and is settling in tremendously. Daniel is originally from Craghead, County Durham. He started playing cornet at 9 years old but quickly realise he was outgrowing his instrument so he moved onto […]
  • 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.

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