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Murton Colliery Band

Murton Colliery Band

Genre: Brass Band

Location: Murton, County Durham

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About Murton Colliery Band

Murton Colliery Band are a friendly 3rd Section band, based in the Eastern Coalfields of County Durham.

The band enjoy competing at contests at both local and national levels; as well as providing entertainment throughout the North East.

Based at The Glebe Centre, Murton, the band rehearse twice a week.

The band is located in Murton, near Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre and the A19.

We welcome all players, no matter the age or experience.

Murton Colliery Band initially formed as the " Murton Gospel Temperance Blue Ribbon Army Band" on the 19th April 1884.

In 1895 the band, was rebranded as the "Murton Colliery band". The band was renamed, partly due to the strong relationship and support, it had from the local colliery.

The band reformed, after a 3 year break, after the outbreak of World War II. After it reformed, in 1943, the band received financial support from the local colliery, and a small amount was deducted from the wages of each miner, to pay for the bands upkeep.

In addition to this, practice facilities were provided in a disused school building, and later in the Miners’ Welfare Hall.

When the colliery closed, the band became self-supporting, a situation which continues to the present day.

The band is very proud of it's heritage, and is one of the few remaining bands to retain the title, "Colliery Band".



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