Welcome to the website of Comber Brass - the name for Comber Silver 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.
Comber Silver Band returned to covid secure rehearsals last year when regulations allowed. The band was able to perform twice at the end of the summer in 2021, as well as carol playing in December.
In June 2022 the band are currently planning to participate in the Whit Friday marches for the first time. This is an annual march contest event where brass bands perform a march at different villages in the Saddleworth, Oldham and Tameside area of north west England.
Bands travel from all over the UK and Europe to participate in this contest which was depicted in the film Brassed Off and also featured in the Sky Arts series Battle of the Brass Bands.
This is a great opportunity for the band not only to perform in an area steeped in brass band history and music, but also to see and hear some top class brass bands.
Details of where you can see Comber Silver Band perform are starting to be finalised and are listed on the Home page to the left with more details on our Future Events page here.
To hear a recording of our performance at the Queen's Festival of Brass 2018 please click on the link below (this will open a new webpage).
To hear a recording of our performance of Viking Age at the One Hundred and First Championship of Ireland Band's contest, please click on the link below (this will open a new webpage.)
Comber Silver Band performed Parnassus at the Brass Band League Spring Festival 2018.To hear the recording please click on the link below (this will open a new webpage.)
Comber Silver Band in concert.
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.