Comber Brass
Comber Brass

Comber Brass

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.



Contest success

Comber Silver Band has gained a second place in the Second Grade Brass section at the One Hundred and First Championship of Ireland Bands' Contest ran by the North of Ireland Bands' Association. Help in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh, the set work for all six competing bands was 'Viking Age' by Thierry Deleyruelle. 

Viking Age - "The Viking age lasted from the late eighth, to the middle of the eleventh century. During this period, Scandinavian warriors and merchants explored, plundered and left their mark on numerous territories. This work is based on a series of four notes that appear in different forms, consisting of 4 movements: Northern Men, Explorer, Raids and Heritage."

 

Click on the image to the above to see the full results of the contest.

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.)


Parnassus recording by Comber Silver Band

The band performing at the BBL Spring Festival 2018.

Edmund de Wind VC - 21st March 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.

Festival of Brass - November 2017

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.

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