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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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Drum Corps United Kingdom Launch Hall Of Fame

Drum Corps United Kingdom is pleased to announce that it is introducing its own Hall Of Fame as a way of honouring the “legends” of the UK Drum Corps activity ensuring they are remembered for the indelible impressions they have left on the UK activity. DCUK was formed in 1980 and the original vehicle for […]

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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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Thurrock Marching Brass June 2017 Jack Petchey Award Winner

Thurrock Marching Brass is pleased and proud to confirm Isabella Reynolds as the worthy winner of the June 2017 Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Isabella is an active member of the colourguard, the section that brings the visual elements of both the mobile theatre and the performing arts groups alive.

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Thurrock Academy Returns To WGUK For The 2018 Season

After a two year absence from the Winterguard United Kingdom circuit Thurrock Marching Brass is delighted to announce that its colourguard, performing under the name of Thurrock Academy, will be returning to the WGUK circuit and will be competing in the Junior Class. To lead this effort, Thurrock Academy and The Academy legend Charmaine Mansfield […]

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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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Hat-Trick Of Community Events For Thurrock Marching Brass

As well as rehearsing for their summer production, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory the youngsters at Thurrock Marching Brass have been extremely busy performing within the community. Something they pride themselves on. First on the little local tour for the members was Corringham Primary School on 20 May 2017 where the youngsters performed to an enthusiastic audience, […]

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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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