Comber Brass
Comber Brass

About us

The original Comber band started as a flute band in 1902 before converting to brass in 1949.


Each week the members come together to practice for concerts, contests, church services and numerous other engagements. The band aim to give back to the community in the area and are involved annually in Christmas celebrations and Remembrance day services. Many of the engagements are in support of local charities.


The members take competition seriously too, annually entering Autumn, Spring and entertainment contests. organised by the Brass Band League (NI) and the North of Ireland Bands Association.

Resident Conductor and Musical Director


Wesley Thompson BA MBA

Comber Silver Band Officers

David McCracken - band manager

Jayne Smyth - secretary

Granville Lavin - treasurer

James McClure - contest secretary

Lucy Adams/Davy McCracken - librarians

Adam/Nikki Porteous - uniform officers

Maurice Baalham - instrument officer

Laura Salt/Gordon Gray - Comber Youth Band reps

Lawrence Baalham - child protection officer

Laura Salt - assistant child protection officer

Ken Browne/James McClure - NIBA/BBL reps

Stuart Adair - webmaster

Website changes

Tribute to the late Bart Walker posted on our Memoriam page

Calendar events added


Monday 02/12/2019 - 7pm - Thriving Life Church, Newtownards

Sunday 08/12/2019 - 12-2pm - Folk Museum, Cultra

Saturday 14/12/2019 - 10.30am-12pm - Supervalu, Comber

Sunday 15/12/2019 - 3.30pm - Ballyhemlin church

Tuesday 17/12/2019 - 9-10pm - Percy French Society dinner - Culloden Hotel

Friday 20/12/2019 - 6.30-8pm - Supervalu, Comber

Friday 20/12/2019 - 6.30-9pm - Ards Shopping Centre

Saturday 21/12/2019 - 10.30am-12pm - Supervalu, Comber

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