Welcome to the website of Comber Brass - the name for Comber Silver Band and our junior band - the Comber Youth Band.
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.
New players wanted
Comber Silver Band is always looking for new players but currently would welcome percussionists.
Comber Silver Band are launching their new youth ensemble and looking for brass players and percussionists up to the age of 18 who are currently playing and reading music. When launched the new Comber Youth Band will meet at 7pm in the Youth Hall of St. Mary's Church, The Square, Comber.
The Comber Youth Band will be under the leadership of Laura Salt. Local schools will be contacted about this. It is intended to have an intial meeting on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 2pm in the Youth Hall.
To register your interest in the Comber Youth Band please send an email from our contact page here.
Comber Silver Band entered the second grade section at this year's Brass Band League Spring Festival held on Saturday 21st April 2018 in The Alley Theatre, Strabane. Playing 'Parnassus' by the Dutch composer Jan Van der Roost the and gained a very creditable second place. This is the band's highest position at this grade in this contest for over a decade.
To hear a recording of the band's performance of Parnassus please click on the link below; this will open a new webpage.
The band performing at the BBL Spring Festival 2018.
Comber Silver Band were honoured to be invited by North Down and Ards borough council to play at a ceremoney in The Square, Comber marking the centenary of the death of Comber man Second Lieutenant Edmund de Wind VC who died in action on that day in 1918. It was his gallantry in the face of the enemy, before his death that day, that won him his Victoria Cross.
This is a picture of the Comber Amatuer Silver Band that appeared in the Newtownards Chronicle as the band had won the Presidents Cup, the Ulster Cup and the McConnell Cup in the year 1953-54.
If anyone has anymore information about these competitions, or other pictures or newspaper clippings of the band, please either email them using the link on our Contact page or they can be dropped into the band practice on a Wednesday evening.
Comber Silver Band in concert.