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 Calum Hartwell
Deputy Conductor Vacancy
Principal Cornet Catherine McKenzie
Solo Cornets Stuart Hook
Paul Kemp
Soprano Cornet Teresa Campbell
Repiano Cornet Trevor Gay
2nd Cornets  Nikita Gilbert-Ovens
Fiona Sillence
Penny Walters
3rd Cornets Ben Laws
Amelie Sillence
Flugel Horn Catherine Sweeney
Solo Horn Julie Lymath
1st Horn Alison Lockhart
2nd Horn Louise Keyes
1st Baritone Aubrey Crowe
2nd Baritone Lorna Price
Principal Euphonium Michael McKenzie
Euphonium Karen Snaith
1st Trombone Ben Dovinson
2nd Trombone Amy Murdoch
Bass Trombone Ainsley Sillence
Anthony Beard
Eb Bass Neil Sillence
Kevin Wilson
BBb Bass Peter Barker
Percussion (kit) Gerry
Percussion (tuned) Edan Scales
Tiger Wu

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 Ainsley Sillence
Secretary Vacancy
Treasurer Alison Lockhart
Band Manager Fiona Sillence
Contest Secretary Penny Walters
Librarian Catherine McKenzie and Karen Snaith
Safeguarding and Welfare Vacancy
Property Manager Vacancy
Publicity and Media Vacancy
Training Band Liaison Catherine McKenzie
Committee Member Ben Dovinson