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.
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 were joined by Donaghadee Male Voice Choir and guest soloist Ruth Jennings for a joint concert on Saturday 11th November 2017 in Knockbreda Parish Church hall.
The band were honoured to share the stage with such a well known choir as Donaghadee MVC for an evening of great music making.
Ruth is a local singer and actor who has had roles on TV, starred in pantomime and musical, as well as her own one woman show musical show Dole Dolly in the MAC, Belfast and her Christmas show Swinging Christmas in the Black Box, Belfast.
As the concert was on Armistice Day and on the eve of Remembrance Sunday we finished with music to mark this occasion. The band played an arrangement of Hans Zimmers 'Roll Tide' from the cold war epic 'Crimson Tide'; this piece finishes with the hymn 'Eternal Father Strong To Save, which was sung by Donaghadee MVC.
The concert concluded with the band accompaning the audience, Ruth and Donaghadee MVC in the medley 'Songs of the Great War'.
Comber Silver Band in concert.
New players wanted
Comber Silver Band is always looking for new players but currently would welcome percussionists.
Engagements for 2018 have been added.
Saturday 17/02/2018 - solos/ensembles competition
Saturday 24/02/2018 - entertainments contest, Fivemiletown
Wednesday 21/03/2018 - Civic event, Comber square
Saturday 21/04/2018 - BBL Spring contest, Strabane
Saturday 19/05/2018 - Granshaw church fete
Sunday 17/06/2018 - Botanic Park bandstand, Belfast
Sunday 01/07/2018 - Moat Park, Dundonald
Sunday 29/07/2018 - Moat P\rk, Dundonald