Backworth Colliery Band is a friendly and welcoming band, based on the north-east outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne, with good transport links to the City Centre and other destinations. We welcome players of all abilities either in our senior band or training band. We are an ambitious and progressive lower section band with a busy programme of engagements. We emphasise enjoying making music together to the best of our ability, and supporting developing players.

Senior Band Vacancies

If you are interested in joining the band, please contact the Secretary via our contacts page. You are very welcome to come and join in a few rehearsals to see if you like us!

We have a flexible approach to membership, with several players in the band happy to move seats if the right players wish to join. We currently have specific vacancies for Solo Cornet & BBb Bass. We  always welcome additional players on other instruments. See members page for more details.

Prospective members and visiting musicians are more than welcome to come to one of our practices. We rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Backworth Social Club – see Map and Directions. We have several instruments that can be loaned if required.

Junior/Training Band Vacancies

Anyone of any age and ability is welcome to join our Training Band as a complete beginner or to develop their playing or to dust off the cobwebs. Please see our Junior/Training Band page for more details.

For more details about the band structure, operation, Safeguarding and other policies please see the Policies page.