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2013 News

Saturday 1st June 2013 - If You Care Share Concert

We were delighted to support the charity 'If You Care Share', based in Great Lumley, who are a team of highly skilled local people supporting those who have suffered with mental illness and suicide. The performance was a team effort from ourselves and the Felling Male Voice Choir who gave a very moving performance to everyone in the Lumley Sport and Social club. Seeing everyone so smartly dressed really lifted the occasion, as it showed how much effort everyone had gone to,  making this an evening to remember. We were delighted to find out that the event had raised £320 for the charity. We are hoping to keep the links with the charity and are looking to organise an event in the future, with them.' by Sally Marshall A big Thank You to Sally for her drive & dedication to this cause for organising this event.

Sunday 22nd June 2013 - Beamish Museum Town Bandstand 

Sunday 30th June 2013 - 7th annual Charity Joint Concert with Chester-Le-Street C E Junior School Choir led by Kirstie Swirles.

Sunday 7th July 2013 - A fabulous sunny day in South Shields Amphitheatre - a novelty for NECB

Sunday 7th September 2013 - Beamish Museum - Pit Village - A change of scenery for NECB at Beamish, playing in the Pit Village next to Hetton Band Hall - Click here for photographs. (Looks like we were playing on a building site) - Thank you to guest trumpet player Angela.

-Sunday 13th October 2013 - The last night of Houghton Feast - a free concert was held in St Michaels Church, Houghton Le Spring. Thank You to our guest trumpet players Keith, John, Jonathan & Angela

Sunday 15th December 2013


Christmas Concert with C E Church - Lumley Community Centre. Again, a lovely evening with the ladies of Lumley Church in fine voice.

Sunday 22nd December 2013


NECB's Annual Christmas concert at Chester-Le-Street Community Centre

Thank you to Chris Coates for all the fabulous photographs taken at our concerts this year.

Exam Success


Well done to all our members who have taken music exams this year:

Jonathan Peart - Grade 7 Saxophone - Merit
Jonathan Peart - Grade 5 Music Theory - Pass
Abbie Stewart - Grade 3 Singing - Merit
Abbie Stewart - Grade 3 Music Theory - Pass
Sally Marshall - Grade 6 Flute - Merit
Cristina Tyley - Grade 8 Clarinet - Merit
Peter Hepplewhite - Grade 8 Clarinet - Distinction

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