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.
It is with great sadness that Comber Silver Band has to announce the untimely death on Sunday 12th April of their chairman Robin Black, who was on holiday in Spain.
Robin was a loyal and dedicated member of the band and was part ot the trombone section that had won two trophies for the band. He was recently appointed by his band colleagues as their chairman and previously had been an excellent registration secretary. He will be sorely missed from these roles as well as for his typical down to earth attitude and sense of humour.
Robin was well known in band circles having played previously with Reed Memorial, Old Park Silver, Bloomfield Silver and Templemore Silver bands.
Robin's funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Wednesday 22nd May in Donaghadee 1st Presbyterian church.
Comber Brass results from the Brass Band League Spring Festival
Both Comber Silver band and Lauraldale Brass Ensemble competed in this year's festival. Comber Silver achieved a 2nd place and Lauraldale Brass a 3rd place.
Our Trombone section (James McClure, Robin Black and David McCracken) were awarded the 'Clive McBride Memorial trophy' as best Trombone section.
More details can be found on our 'Contest Success' page by click here.
Comber Brass results from Solos and Quartets contest
The latest Brass Band League Solos and Quartets contest took place on Saturday 16th February in Malone Presbytarian church. Comber Brass were represented and came away with some good results.
Laureldale competed in the Junior Band section gaining a good 3rd place.
Comber Silver entered a trombone quartet in the B Quartet section getting a first place to win the Perpetual Challange cup. David McCracken, James McClure, Robin Black and Stuart Adair performed the trombone quartet 'Southern Breezes' to achieve this great result.
For the complete results from the day click here.
NIBA Championship of Ireland band contest 2012 prize giving
Saturday 10th November 2012 - Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena
Lucy Adams accepts the Charles Rollins Cup for Comber Silver's first place at the NIBA contest on Saturday 13th October.
Wesley Thompson is presented with the James McKeown Memorial Trophy, the prize for the conductor of the winning band in the third grade brass section.
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