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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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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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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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