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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.

Felling Band

The Felling Band was formed in 1873 as the Heworth Colliery Band and has a long tradition of music making in the Felling and Gateshead area. The band has been self-supporting since 1972, following the closure of the local colliery, at which time the members continued to run the band without financial support.

The membership of the band comprises local schoolchildren, students, teachers and workers from the local industry and commerce.  The age range spans from 14 years to over 60 years and represents a good cross section of the local people.

Over the years the Felling Band has supported  many local events and charities and has appeared in shows and plays at the Theatre Royal, Sunderland Empire and local venues.   We are performing at National Trust sites and agricultural shows throughout this summer and we are also taking part in the Gateshead Flower Show