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The Field Band Foundation 20th Birthday

The Field Band Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday with a formal dinner on Thursday 26th October 2017. Held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, the gathering had FBF director Nonceba Lushaba as MC, and brought together key partners of the FBF’s work, Foundation directors, senior management, and representatives of FBF operations. Keynote speaker was […]

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20 Years – Fit For Purpose (F4P)

This year sees the Field Band Foundation’s 20th anniversary, celebrating the Foundation’s highly positive impact and far developmental reach, while highlighting our readiness for the next era. This readiness is called the FBF Fit for Purpose (F4P) journey. It uses lessons learned over two decades that allow the Foundation to make a step-change in priorities […]

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SA’s Top 10 Field Bands Live In Parys

Celebrate the Field Band Foundation’s 20th year, and enjoy spectacular 15-minute performances by SA’s top 10 Field Bands… Read the rest of the article here.

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Book A Field Band Performance

The Field Band Foundation operates over 40 bands consisting of more than 6 000 members in 22 localities across South Africa. Each field band has an average of two rehearsals a week and 15 public performances a year. Click to find a Field Band near you: http://fieldband.org.za/operations/bands/ You can also book a Field Band performance […]

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Maskandi Fundi Jams With FBF

Maskandi guitarist Manqobizizwe Ncala shared tips about this SA music type with Field Band Foundation tutors during an FBF leadership workshop on 23 June. Ncala’s passion for the genre led him to begin studying the indigenous instruments used in Maskandi, and he taught himself how to build and repair them. He also runs a school […]

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TRIBUTE: Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (1967 – 2017)

Having now had time to reflect on her magnificent contribution to the Field Band Foundation (FBF), I would like to take a moment to mark the untimely death of Jennifer Oppenheimer. Jennifer, who passed away peacefully on 16 May after a short battle with cancer, played an important part in helping the Field Band Foundation […]

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South African Field Band Foundation Monday Motivation

Congratulation to Dennis Tlou, Freddy Mondhlana,Tshepo Siloto and Khayalethu Benela on doing exceptionally well on The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music ABRSM practical exams. These four FBF members took the exams on 23 May 2017, and they all passed, gaining one distinction and two merit certificates along the way. Well done! Read […]

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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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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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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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