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Events

Comber Potato Festival 2015

Comber Silver Band playing in Comber Square on Sunday 5th July 2015 at a service to mark the end of Comber Potato Week.

Andrews Memorial Hall Centenary

As part of the Andrews Hall Centenary Festival, Laureldale Brass Ensemble were invited to provide the music for a Service of Thanksgiving to be held in the hall on Sunday 26th April 2015.

 

Along with a few friends from Comber Silver Band, Laureldale accompanied the hymns and also performed suitable music before and after the service.

 

The Thomas Andrews Jr Shipbuilder Memorial Hall was opened on 29th January 1915 to honour one of Comber's most famous sons. He was the Chief Designer for Harland and Wolff Shipbuilders, Belfast and perished on the maiden voyage of the ill fated RMS Titanic.

Royal Garden Party - Hillsborough Castle

Comber Silver were honoured to be invited to perform at a Royal Garden Party attended by Her Majesty, The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh during their recent three day visit to Northern Ireland.

 

The garden party took place on a sunny afternoon on Tuesday 24th June 2014 at Hillsborough Castle.

 

Some photos of the band can be found in our gallery here.

Concert with the Lyndsay Chorale

Comber Silver were invited to appear with the Lindsay Chorale at their Eighteenth Annual Concert on Friday 9th May 2014 at 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church.

 

Amongst the pieces that the band played were a few instrumental features. Adam Porteus played the cornet solo 'Buster Strikes Back' and was later joined by Kelly Kaya, Maurice Balhaam and Ruth Thompson in the cornet feature '12th Street Rag'. Not to be outdone the horn section (Judith Thompson, Ken Browne, Lana Kaymak and James Millar-Hogg) performed two pieces - 'Winter' from Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' and The Beatles 1968 hit song 'Hey Jude'.

 

Both band and choir combined in Verdi's 'Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves' from the opera Nabucco for the concert finale. 

 

The Lindsay Chorale were conducted by their director of music, John Dallas, and accompanied by Sheelagh Greer; their website can be visited by clicking here.

Website changes

Engagements for 2017 have been added and announcement of joint concert with Donaghadee MVC added.

Next engagements

Sunday 9th July - Lady Dixon Park - 3-4pm

Sunday 16th July - Moat Paek, Dundonald - 3-4pm

Sunday 30th July - Moat Park, Dundonald - 3-4pm

Sunday 6th August - Greenville Park, Belfast - 2-3pm

 

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