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Fieldband Tour In Belgium

A group of around 30 musicians and dancers of the Field Band Foundation from South Africa will tour in Flanders from June 18th to 26th upcoming. They are all students of the Field Band Academy that were selected for this tour based on their accomplishments in the FBF. DrumSpirit percussion ensemble will host the group. […]

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Tribute To Retha Cilliers

A message from our Chairman, Mr Herman Mashaba: “Sadly, our beloved Retha lost her battle with cancer this morning. I know you will all join me in mourning the passing of this great South African.

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South African Field Band Foundation Mandela Tribute

The South African Field Band Foundation has posted a video on YouTube paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. The video features a photo montage of Mandela accompanied with music performed by SAFBF members. Watch the video here.

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2013 South African Field Band Federation Championships

Experience the sound of 700 musicians as 14 field bands compete. Get ready for a morning packed with entertaining dance, colour and music for everyone.“Music for Life” DATE: 28 September 2013 VENUE: Wanderers Stadium, Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg TIME: 09h00 to 13h00

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2013 South African FBF National Championships

This year’s FBF National Championships was held in the Sandton Sport Stadium. The venue was different from last year’s, but the intimacy of the stadium created a very warm atmosphere (literally and figuratively). Nine bands competed this year, 3 in First Division (starter bands) and 6 in Premier Division. Because of the increasing success of […]

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Flemish Minister Schauvlieghe Visits Field Band

Joke Schauvlieghe, who is the Flemish Minister of environment, nature and culture was an invite to the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban South Africa. On this occasion she also visited the Alexandra Field Band in the township Alexandra in Johannesburg. She was […]

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2011 Field Band Foundation National Championships Report

The Field Band Foundations (SA) organized it’s national championships on Friday October 7th and Saturday 8th. Two Vlamo (Vlaamse Amateurmuziekorganisatie www.vlamo.be) representatives were part of the judging team (Best Show Design and Creative Excellence). By their presence at this great event, Vlamo has reinforced their believe into international cohesion between musicians in foreign countries. The […]

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In The News: Musical Youth Given Final Chance

A dusty football pitch on a warm Monday morning 25 miles outside Pretoria is not the place where I expected to find an American-style marching band – but then again, I am quickly learning that anything is possible in this diverse and often inspiring country. With the excavated earth of a diamond mine in the […]

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Changing Lives One Tune At A Time

Since our founding thirteen years ago, the Field Band Foundation (FBF) has grown tremendously into a mature and goal achieving non-profit organisation, whose dream is to dramatically impact the lives of our economically challenged and often misguided youth through cheerful music and dance. With our incredible forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup performances, the FBF gains […]

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Vlamo Educational Project In South-African Field Band Academy Successfully Launched

‘We are convinced of the complementary character of the Vlamo (www.vlamo.be) support to the Field Band Foundation’, say Maarten Deschacht and Bart Tienpont at their arrival. This is also the main conclusion of the FBF after launching a Vlamo course about show design and percussion at the recently founded FBF Field Band Academy (http://www.fieldband.org.za/read_more.pdf) in […]

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