Felling Band is now based in the centre of Gateshead, not far from the area of Felling from which the band takes its name. Following a meteoric rise and becoming one of the leading bands in the North East of England, 2012 saw the band winning the North of England Area Championships and subsequently competing in the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall London for the first time in the band’s history.
The years following this unfortunately saw a steady decline with a loss of players that prevented us from competing and almost lead to the demise of the band. However, a hard core of dedicated players took the decision to fight on. After a period of re-growth in 2018 the band recommenced competing and in 2019 took our place again in the second section of the North of England Championships where we claimed a commendable 3rd place.
As well as being a busy contesting band Felling also gives a number of concerts in it’s native North East. The band has a strong history in fostering and nurturing local talent, especially in young players and provides a fantastic opportunity for brass players who wish to perform and contest at the highest levels both regionally and nationally.
Felling band also provide a fantastic concert programme with soloist, duets, ensembles with music for everyone with repertoire from classical, jazz, broadway, sacred and secular through to traditional brass band music.