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Flying The FBF Flag In America

Two members of the Field Band Foundation (FBF), Gontse Motlhabane from the Investec Alexandra Field Band and Letlhogonolo Modisane from the Setlabotjha Field Band, recently left for the USA to take part in the multi-city tour of that country’s top class Pioneer Drum &and Bugle Corps. The Corps is a longstanding partner of the FBF. […]

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UK Activity Life Vice President Presented To Alan Thompson

At the recent British Winter Guard Championships one special award was presented. 10 years ago the activity in the United Kingdom was in a very different position. Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) had been the Charity/Not for Profit which governed both the Drum and Bugle Corps and Winter Guard activity in the UK and in […]

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New Unit Started In UK – Inspired By Soundsport

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that, under the banner of the Southern Knights Performing Arts organisation, a new musical ensemble has been setup in Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom. Under the direction of Paul Townsend, this group will comprise of G brass instruments plus a small percussion section. The repertoire will […]

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DCUK 2017 Contest Entry Details

Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to give details of the initial show entries for each of their 2017 events: Sunday 18th June. Venue – Barnsley FC Academy, Barnsley South Yorkshire JUNIOR CLASS Concord AllStars OPEN CLASS Beeches Comets Dynamic Vibe East Coast Elite Kidsgrove Scouts Revolution The Company (This will be a joint event […]

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South African Field Band Foundation Salutes Bongani Goliath

My first involvement in the programme started when I was only 11 years old. At the time I was just a young school boy from the township, highly passionate about bands and drum majorettes but only exposed to soccer and marimba groups. A friend of mine introduced me to the Field Band, where I started […]

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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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