Comber Brass

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.

Andrews Memorial Hall Centenary

As part of the Andrews Hall Centenary Festival, Laureldale Brass Ensemble were invited to provide the music for a Service of Thanksgiving to be held in the hall on Sunday 26th April 2015.

 

Along with a few friends from Comber Silver Band, Laureldale accompanied the hymns and also performed suitable music before and after the service.

 

The Thomas Andrews Jr Shipbuilder Memorial Hall was opened on 29th January 1915 to honour one of Comber's most famous sons. He was the Chief Designer for Harland and Wolff Shipbuilders, Belfast and perished on the maiden voyage of the ill fated RMS Titanic.

Contest success

Brass Band League Spring Festival 2015

 

The BBL Spring Festival was held in the Alley Theatre, Strabane on Saturday 25th April 2015.  Comber Silver Band entered the Third Section playing 'The Graces of Love' by Swiss composer Oliver Waespi.

 

'The Graces of Love' was composed in 2013 and used in the Dutch National Championships that year. Comber Silver are the first brass band to perform this work in any UK brass band contest.

 

Unfortunately we were placed second with a score of 183 to St Josephs Silver Band's winning score of 185.

 

Full results can be found by clicking here.

 

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