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Liberty Announces 2017 Production

Liberty are pleased to announce their 2017 Summer Production, ‘The Bench’. Throughout the day a range of people use the bench as a place to rest, a place to eat, or a place to meet. However for one person, the bench is more than that….it’s where he sleeps and where he wakes up. It’s the […]

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FBF Stars Capped At NW University

On Wednesday 1 March 2017, five Field Band Foundation stars graduated with Diplomas in Music from the University of North West, Potchefstroom. In 2014 Field Band Foundation members Manqoba Mabena, Mashadi Mokoena, Phelelani Mthatyane, Tshiamo Oor and Daniel Sithole were accepted at the university to read the three-year diplomas. Throughout, these young South Africans have […]

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FBF Woman Crush Wednesday Mashadi Precious Mokoena

Our Woman crush Wednesday #WCW goes to Mashadi Precious Mokoena – Graduated at the University of North West this year. She obtained a Diploma with distinctions in Music. Mashadi was only 12 years when she joined the Field Band in 2004 in Cullinan outside Pretoria. She graduated from the Field Band Academy in 2011 and […]

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2017 Marching Band Awareness Week

Marching Band Activity United Kingdom has connected together all styles of bands across the United Kingdom. It’s been a roller coaster that has increasingly made the whole UK activity look towards the future and plan strategically. No one would thought that this voluntary independent information News Network had all the answers or indeed has changed […]

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Baleni And Tugwana Aboard

Former National Union of Mineworkers head Frans Baleni and current City of Johannesburg spokesman Gabu Tugwana have been elected to the Field Band Foundation’s (FBF) Board of Directors. Baleni, who was NUM General Secretary from 2006 to 2015, is also deputy chairman of the Development Bank of Southern Africa, a member of the Council of […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass December 2016 Update

December was a very busy month for the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass as they engaged in an enjoyable schedule of events that saw them perform across the community. First live performance of this year’s festive carols was on 4 December to entertain an appreciative gathering for the Essex Wildlife Trust, and although very […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass Meets Marcus Collins

Thanks to a grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation the young members of Thurrock Marching Brass took to the live theatre to enjoy all the fun and frolics of the panto. This also provided the opportunity for the members to learn about how professionals handle live performances, what works and how to deal with mishaps. […]

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Thurrock Marching Brass January 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award

Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased and proud to confirms that Jessica Reynolds is the worthy winner of the January 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Jessica joined the organisation shortly after its re-launch in 2010 and has been an active member of the colourguard. Jessica has also been an integral part of the percussion section where […]

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SCVWG Workshop Series Benefits Community

Just because the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard isn’t fielding a competitive ensemble this season, doesn’t mean exciting things aren’t happening for them. In fact, they have found a new and rewarding way to give back to the local color guard community in 2017: the SCVWG Workshop Series! It all started back in November with […]

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20 Years Of Your Foundation – An FBF Fit For Purpose

Dear Friend of the Foundation The Field Band Foundation has reopened its central offices at the start of our massive “Fit for Purpose” year. This year marks our 20th of making “Music for Life!” – a journey that has seen more than 50 000 young South Africans pass through our lifeskills and musical training programmes. […]

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