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.
Valley 'Brass in Concert' Entertainment Contest
Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown
Saturday 7th March 2016
Comber Silver Band have scored their first win and our principal cornet player, Kelly Kaya, was also awarded the best solo prize in this year's third grade brass competition.
Our winning programme was 'Starburst' by Dan Price, 'Winter on the Dales from 'An English Pastorale' by Dean Jones, cornet solo 'Apex, by Peter Meechan, 'The Standard of Saint George' by Kenneth Alford and 'Lightwalk' by Barrie Gott.
The band are delighted to have finally succeeded in winnng this competition and thank our conductor Wesley Thompson for his hard work and dedication that helped us achieve this result.
The video of our performance has now been uploaded to our You Tube channel and can be viewed by clicking here.
Brass Band League Solos and Ensembles Contest
Adjudicators: Brett Baker (Senior Section)
Paul McCann (Junior Section)
Date: Saturday 13th February 2016
Venue: Malone Presbyterian Church Halls
Comber Brass had a number of entries in both solo and ensemble competitions. The best result of the day was a first place in the B quartets competition. The quartet of Kelly Kaya (cornet), Laura Salt (cornet), Ken Brown (horn) and Stuart Adair (euphonium) performed the Petite Suite for Brass Quartette by Reginald Heath to win the Perpetual Challange Cup.
This cup was previously won by our trombone quartet in 2013.
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
A Video Gallery page has been added to the band's website which can be visited by clicking here.
Saturday 16th April 2016 - BBL contest - Stabane
Sunday 17th April 2016 - Youth Parade service
Sunday 15th May 2016 - church service - Castlereagh
Saturday 21st May 2016 - church fete - Granshaw Presbyterian
Saturday 4th June 2016 - concert
Satuirday 11th June 2016 - concert - Ormeau Park, Belfast
Sunday 12th June 2016 - church service - St Anne's, Belfast
Sunday 26th June 2016 - Comber Potato Festival
Thursday 21st July 2016 - Rose Week, Lady Dixon Park, Belfast