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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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The Foundation Family Gathers – National Champs Are Here!

Sponsored by the national Department of Arts & Culture, the Field Band Foundation 2016 National Championships take place next week, on Saturday 20 February at the exciting Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto – specialist training ground for SA and Gauteng’s best. The day’s public proceedings on-field will be opened by Arts & Culture Deputy […]

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Field Band Foundation Chairman Takes Leave Of Absence

The board of the Field Band Foundation has accepted a request of Herman Mashaba to take a leave of absence as chairman – but remain a director – while he stands as a candidate in the 2016 Johannesburg municipal elections. The Foundation’s vice-chairman Brian Gibson said: “We will miss Herman’s outstanding leadership but respect and […]

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Ramping The Partnership: The FBF And The US Blue Devils, System Blue

The Blue Devils, the internationally acclaimed show band and performing arts youth development organisation from California, and System Blue Education, will be marching in tandem with SA’s Field Band Foundation (FBF) to provide unique lifeskills and active citizenship education to young South Africans. Frequent winners of America’s prestigious Drum Corp International Championships, the Blue Devils […]

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2015 Field Band Regional Champs: Exuberance Across The Land

Chilly days in July and August did nothing to subdue the exuberance of the thousands of people who took part in, or attended, Field Band Foundation regional championships held in the Northern Cape’s Kuruman, Gauteng’s Soweto, Eastern Cape’s Dordrecht, and Limpopo’s Thabazimbi. With substantial financial and other supported provided by the Department of Arts & […]

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Herman Is Our Champion

Herman Mashaba, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Chairman of the Field Band Foundation, was honoured last night at the prestigious Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, with the Arts Champion of the Year Award. This is one of four Special Awards selected at the discretion of the BASA Board, and is given to an individual for […]

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Vibrant 2015 Field Band Foundation Regional Championships

Annual regional championships of the Field Band Foundation were held in Thabazimbi’s Regorogile township on Saturday, 11 July 2015. Field Bands from Thabazimbi, Blouberg, Musina, Rustenburg, Cullinan, and Hammanskraal showcased the results of their consistent endeavour in creativity, performance design, field movement, and musicality (see pics of the Black Like Me Hammanskraal Field Band and […]

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Field Band Foundation 2014 Report To Society

The Foundation’s 84-page 2014 Report to Society is available for reading and download on the homepage of our website at www.fieldband.org.za. With professional editorial direction by WHAM! Media, artwork and production by Ogilvy & Mather (Durban), and oversight by the Foundation’s directors, auditors and management, this Report to Society strives to public accountability of the […]

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Podcast Of Chai FM Interview About The FBF

Paula Levin on being editor of Jewish Life; Ilan Godfrey on his photo-documentary, Legacy of a Mine and Paul Pereira on The Field Band Foundation. Read the rest of the article here.

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Ndabo And Dingaan’s Day

Norway’s Stavanger Brass Band, including former Field Band Foundation tutor Ndabo Zulu (24) from Durban, has won the Norwegian national brass band championships. Zulu is currently studying jazz at the University of Stavanger, teaching school bands in that town, and performing with a variety of jazz bands in the area. He has received a bursary […]

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