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 Colin Harris
Principal Cornet Vacancy
Solo Cornets Matthew Murdoch
Catherine McKenzie
Stuart Hook
Soprano Cornet Vacancy
Repiano Cornet Nikita Gilbert-Ovens
2nd Cornets Ben Laws
Vacancy
3rd Cornets Penny Walters
Vacancy
Flugel Horn Leah McMillan
Solo Horn Alison Lockhart
1st Horn Frances Lawson
2nd Horn Vacancy
1st Baritone Aubrey Crowe
2nd Baritone Geoff Lawson
Principal Euphonium Adrian McMillan
Euphonium Anand Ramesh
1st Trombone Ben Dovinson
2nd Trombone Vacancy
Bass Trombone Gavin Dudley
Eb Bass Phil Colman
Vacancy
BBb Bass Peter Barker
Vacancy
Percussion (kit) Karen Snaith
Percussion (tuned) 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
Chairman Aubrey Crowe
Secretary Gavin Dudley
Treasurer Alison Lockhart
Librarian Nikita Gilbert-Ovens
Contest Secretary Penny Walters
Safeguarding and Welfare Gillian McMillan
Property Manager Adrian McMillan
Publicity Colin Harris
Band Manager Leah McMillan
Training Band Liaison Catherine McKenzie