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 signed up!
Geoff loves jazz music and has played both trumpet and cornet to a very high standard. Geoff and his wife Cath were guests of honour at our Christmas concert at Backworth Club on Saturday Dec 10th.
We wish them all the very best in his retirement, although a return to the band is not ruled out!