The Band

The band has many members from different backgrounds and age groups. We welcome enquiries from any brass or percussion players who would be interested in joining a brass band. There is more information in our vacancies section.

Members of Backworth Colliery Band
Musical Director Vacancy
Principal Cornet Matthew Murdoch
Solo Cornets Catherine McKenzie
Stuart Hook
Vacancy
Soprano Cornet Vacancy
Repiano Cornet Ben Laws
2nd/3rd Cornets Vacancy
Billy Hogg
Vacancy
Flugel Horn Leah McMillan
Solo Horn Alison Lockhart
1st Horn Julie Lymath
2nd Horn Frances Lawson
1st Baritone Aubrey Crowe
2nd Baritone Geoff Lawson
Principal Euphonium Adrian McMillan
Euphonium Michael McKenzie
1st Trombone Ben Dovinson
2nd Trombone Amy Murdoch
Bass Trombone Gavin Dudley
Eb Bass Phil Colman
Nikita Gilbert-Ovens
BBb Bass Peter Barker
Vacancy
Percussion (kit) Karen Snaith
Percussion (tuned)

and Deputy Conductor

Gillian McMillan

Senior Band Committee

The band is run on a voluntary basis, here is a list of the current committee members

Committee of Backworth Colliery Band
Chair Catherine McKenzie
Secretary Gavin Dudley
Treasurer Alison Lockhart
Band Manager Leah McMillan
Contest Secretary Penny Walters
Librarian Nikita Gilbert-Ovens
Safeguarding and Welfare Gillian McMillan
Property Manager Adrian McMillan
Publicity Ben Laws
Training Band Liaison Catherine McKenzie