Nearby: Chester-le-Street


'A not for profit festival that's all about enjoying a family day out listening to live music and raising awareness of local small businesses that can't always afford the advertising they need to get established. Chips, Fresh pizza, Hog Roast, Real Ale and Draft lager/beer for the grownups. Attended by over 3,000 people in 2017 ...' Held First Weekend June.

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‘The Sunderland University Big Band is a community big band who rehearse regularly within the university. Band members range from school leavers through to current students and alumni of the university. As well as regular weekly rehearsals the band also host quarterly workshops open to musicians of all ages ... This is an ideal opportunity to work with some of the North East's greatest jazz musicians. As well as regular gigs the Band also host the North East's most successful big band competition and festival.’ Held Early March.

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'We are a mixed voice choir based in Chester-le-Street, with loyal members travelling to join us from all over the North East: with some coming from as far afield as Yorkshire and Lancashire. Our repertoire has something to suit all tastes, including sacred choral music, folk songs, spirituals, jazz swing and pop arrangements, and seasonal Christmas music.'

Category:Chamber Choirs
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‘Music has been an integral part of Durham Army Cadet Force since 1919. For many years this was as a Corps of Bugles based at the home of the former 1st Durham Cadet Battalion at Londonderry Hall in South Shields. However, following the demise in 1999 of the Territorial Army's Light Infantry Burma Band, the decision was taken to expand Army Cadet Force music in the County to full Military Band status. Today the Borneo Band (based in Chester-le-Street) comprises musicians playing the full range of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Being a military band, performances are given both as a marching display and in concert mode.’

Category:Military Bands
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Also indexedBorneo Band
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Successful competing Band based in Houghton-le-Spring and formed in 1983 ‘using players from the Houghton Schools Band who wanted to continue as a group rather than leaving to play for other adult bands in the area ... The band also enjoy performing an array of concerts throughout the year and have also enjoyed many tours to mainland Europe over the years, including the likes of Holland, Austria, Germany and Switzerland’.

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'One of Durham's friendliest bands! ... Our rehearsals are very fun and friendly and players of all levels and ages are welcome!'

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Established in 1877: ‘In 2008 with a sponsorship deal from the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) ... the Band is now proudly called the NASUWT Riverside Band ... In 2005 the Band qualified for the first time in their history for the National Finals at The Royal Albert Hall London. Also in 2005 the band secured funding to create a youth band and this has proven to be a thriving unit and included over 30 children, this band is now known as the NASUWT Concert Band ... The NASUWT Concert Band through iits continued success now competes in regional and national contests and now has an age range of 50+ years ... The new NASUWT Training Band was formed in 2016 as the third NASUWT Band’.

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'The Band is believed to have been formed by Lady Lambton from workers on the Lambton estate near Chester-le-Street well over 100 years ago. Earliest existing records referred to the registration of the Band as a Workmen's Club in 1893 under its old name The New Herrington Military Band. The word "military" refers to the combination of instruments, being woodwind and brass. This was and still is a unique combination to the North East, an area dominated by Brass Bands ...'

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Founded in 1910: ‘Based in Stanley, County Durham ... The Reg Vardy Band has become one of the most successful brass bands in history having won the Northern Regional Championships more times than any other brass band in the country and are the only North East band to have competed in every major UK competition as well as the World Championships in Kerkrade, and they consistently feature in the World Brass Band Rankings top 20’.

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'We are an all age concert band who have been playing together since February 2014 and would love it if you could join us. We welcome players of all ages and standards, to encourage inter-generational opportunities within our community. If you are bored playing by yourself and want to share your experience with others be sure to come along. The music we play (with a little practice) suits people of grade 1 to 3 standard and is interesting enough to keep more experienced players happy. Our bandmaster wants to encourage anyone to join us; even if lacking in confidence we always say "as long as you play the first and last note, we're happy!"'

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'Beamish is very grateful to have a number of local bands and choirs perform at the Museum across the year. If you are a member of a group that is interested in performing at the museum, please contact ...'

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'Popular 500 capacity venue in the heart of Consett, screening live theatre shows ranging from comedy and children's plays, to classical ballets and live music.'

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