Welcome to the website of Comber Brass - the name for Comber Silver Band and our junior band - the Laureldale Brass Ensemble.
Based in the town of Comber in County Down, located at the northwest corner of Strangford Lough, there has been a Comber band for over 110 years.
With many band members coming from the Comber area, the band is proud to be at the heart of the community and performs at many engagements to strengthen this relationship.
Saturday 17th October 2015
NIBA Championship of Ireland Contest
Marketplace Theatre, Armagh
The month of October is when the North of Ireland Bands Association hold their annual contests for Accoridan, Brass, Concert Flute and Concert bands over two weekends in Armagh.
This year Comber Silver entered the Third grade brass section competing against four other bands in a 'set piece' competition. The chosen work for this years contest was 'The Narnia Suite' by Geoffry Burdon, which was based on his incidental music written for the BBC Television series 'The Chronicles of Narnia', based upon Belfast born C.S. Lewis's series of seven novels.
This work of five movements was originally set as the Third Section test piece for the National Brass Band Regional Championships 2000 and later as the Fourth Section test piece for the National Finals of the 2014 British Brass Band Championships.
Comber Silver gained a second place with a score of 191, only one point behind first placed St. Joseph's Silver, Strabane. This is our best result in this competation since winning first place in 2012.
Comber Potato Festival 2015
Comber Silver Band playing in Comber Square on Sunday 5th July 2015 at a service to mark the end of Comber Potato Week.
New players wanted
Comber Silver Band is always looking for new players but currently would welcome front row Cornets, Euphonium and both Eb and Bb bass players