Field Band readies for soccer

Field Band readies for soccer

The Field Band Foundation is making final preparations for their participation in the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg on Friday.

It has already performed in the 100 and 50 day countdown celebrations and provided special training for around 370 of their members participating. Another 60 Field Band members will be leading performers from the rehearsal area to the stadium at the start of proceedings.

Details of the format for the closing ceremony, in which they are also participating, is still shrouded in secrecy.

Since its inception 13 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. The 2010 FIFA World Cup participation provides a huge opportunity for global exposure.

“Being part of an event that means so much to this country, is more than these young people could ever wish for”, reads a press statement, “and acts as a personal reflection to each student of their remarkable progression considering the many difficulties they have faced. This association with the 2010 FIFA World Cup will undoubtedly boost the confidence of the young men and women, becoming an experience and memory never to be forgotten.”

18 FBF members will also be part of the IFAS production of “Les Grandes Personnes” during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the Grahamstown Festival.

For more information on the Field Band Foundation, go to" or contact Retha Cilliers on +27 (0)83 775 4348.

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