Ronnie O'Prey

The members of the Comber Silver band were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Ronnie O'Prey on the 2nd August 2016.

Ronnie had been a longtime member of the band, having joined the flute band as a teenager, becoming an accomplished side-drummer.  When the band converted to brass instruments in 1949 Ronnie decided to learn to play the cornet.  In this he was very successful and in a short time he became the band's principal solo cornet - a position he held for many years.

Ronnie was very keen on teaching young players and brought a number into the band over the years.  For a number of years Ronnie was the Band secretary, a position he filled with distinction.

In truth Ronnie was a leading member of the Comber Silver Band, and was a true gentleman.

Sam Burgess (Band President)