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www.whitleybayjazzfest.org

Started in 1990: ‘Running from mid day on Friday until late on Sunday evening, the programme explores jazz from the first 40 years, with special jam sessions in the Victory Pub in the wee small hours! All concert themes are chosen by the musicians themselves ... The Festival showcases music that you won't hear anywhere else. Alongside regular classic jazz staples are the music and musicians seldom featured at other festivals. The concert takes place in 4* luxury, with assigned seating of 8 to a table. We rotate the tables twice a day so that nobody gets a poor view.‘ Held Early November.

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www.ntmeh.org.uk

'Whether you are a school, parent or student, you should find the information on these pages useful. Find out about the support we offer schools, how to start learning an instrument in school and what to do if you would like to join an Ensemble. You can also check when our concerts and events are and how to get involved in a all areas of music in North Tyneside.'

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www.backworthcollieryband.org.uk

'A traditional yet progressive brass band ... The band and junior band rehearse twice a week and perform at concerts and contests in the North East and throughout the UK. The band and its members play many varied styles of music from traditional brass band music, dance and swing band, modern pop, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern original composition for the genre. The band and junior band are a brass band available for hire - from a full brass band to 12, 10 or 6-piece or a marching band.'

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www.backworthchoir.co.uk

'The Choir was founded by the local miners of Backworth Colliery in 1951 and although the pits are long-gone, the Choir is more active than it has ever been ... Today’s Choir is a sixty strong community choir, attracting members from all walks of life. We are proud to support the work of many regional charities and organisations through our performances.'

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www.newtyneorch.org.uk

'A very successful amateur orchestra based in Newcastle. We have over 70 members and perform at least 3 concerts a year.'

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www.northtynesidesteelband.org.uk

'The North East of England's top steelband performing nationally since 1992 at official, corporate and private functions.'

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www.whitleybayoperaticsociety.com

Founded 1911: ‘We perform two musicals each year usually in November and April taking up to six months in rehearsals twice a week. We currently have about 100 members but are always looking for new talent so if you can sing and dance (just a little!) and wish to join us, then get in touch ... The Next Generation started its first season with 16 members and since them we have had as many as 50 a season. We cater for young people between the ages of 9-16 and our aim is to allow them to learn everything they need to know about singing, dancing and acting, Not only will members have fun being creative, learning to perform also helps improve communication and teamwork skills, and broadens young people's horizons through new experiences’.

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www.whitleywomenchoir.org.uk

Founded January 2009: ‘A community choir for women of all ages who like to sing. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we aim for high standards’.

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