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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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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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A Year Of Solid Achievements For The Field Band Foundation

As 2016 comes to a close, the Field Band Foundation NPC (FBF) looks back on a year of highlights that are even more proudly acknowledged because they were hard but sincerely won. We determinedly focused on our vision to continue to increase opportunities for our members to experience themselves positively and creatively, and found some […]

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2015-2016 Field Band Foundation Report To Society Highlights

Highlights of the 2015-2016 Report to Society include: We operated 48 bands in 24 localities and, through an active recruitment campaign, increased average band membership to 140 members each (2014: 137). This year sees active membership of 6 742 youngsters attending an average two rehearsals a week (up from 6 586 members last year). This […]

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Bertram (“Bertie”) Lubner: 11 March 1931 – 18 April 2016

It is with profound sadness that the Field Band Foundation marks the death earlier today of its co-founder and Honorary Life President, Mr. Bertie Lubner. From our very beginnings in 1997, Bertie has been an active and involved supporter of the Foundation’s outreach to more than 40 000 children of disadvantage across South Africa. Through […]

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New Appointments Strengthen Key FBF Functions

The Field Band Foundation NPC (FBF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mervyn Gavin (36) (BCompt and Auditing Articles) as Financial Manager. Mervyn has served in a number of senior financial management positions prior to joining the Foundation. “Working in the non-profit sector will bring an extra dimension to my work and be very […]

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De Beers Blouberg Are 2016 SA Field Band Champions

With 1 500 participants performing before hundreds of members of the public, sponsoring company representatives, SA government and international partners, the 2016 national championships of the Field Band Foundation were a huge success of joyful choreography, inventive dance, and musical excellence. Held on a sunny Saturday 20 February at Soweto’s funky Nike Football Training Centre, […]

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Brian Gibson Appointed Field Band Foundation NPC Chairman

The Field Band Foundation NPC is pleased to announce the election by its Board of Directors of Brian Gibson as the Foundation’s new chairman. Gibson succeeds Herman Mashaba, who stood down from the Foundation’s Board this month (see http://fieldband.org.za/thank-you-for-the-privilege-the-fbf-salutes-outgoing-leader-herman-mashaba/). Gibson has been intimately involved with the Field Band Foundation from its very beginnings, being one […]

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South Africa’s Top 12 Field Bands To Wow Soweto

On Saturday 20 February, the sounds of brass, percussion, marimbas and steel drums, with accompanying flash of flags and colourful costume, will reverberate through Soweto when the Field Band Foundation holds its bi-annual national championships at the Nike Football Training Centre. South Africa’s 12 top performance field bands, each with 125 members, will put on […]

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South African Field Band Foundation Salutes Outgoing Leader Herman Mashaba

The Field Band Foundation NPC (FBF) salutes its outgoing leader, Mr Herman Mashaba, as he steps down as company chairman, and from all company positions. Mr Mashaba’s resignation, with immediate effect, allows him to focus on an electoral campaign that he is engaged in for the South African 2016 local government elections; is taken on […]

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