Tomorrow sees 16 Field Bands celebrate Youth Day with parades in different townships across SA; involving 1 500 young members of the Field Band Foundation.

These performances will start at 09:00, with brass, percussion, movement sections, and flags aloft in typically upbeat Field Band style. These celebrations commemorate Youth Day in the 20th year of the non-profit Field Band Foundation’s work.

In this time, almost 50 000 youngsters have passed through Field Band Foundation (FBF) programmes; 25 000 of them for a minimum of three years. The FBF operates 42 Field Bands in seven provinces, with a “Music for Life!” lifeskills training programme alongside its musical training.

Youth Day street parades will take place in Alexandra, Blouberg, Soweto, Hammanskraal, Khatu, Kimberley, KwaThema, Molteno, Musina, Parys, Plettenberg Bay, Stellenbosch, Thabazimbi, Ventersdorp, Viljoenskroon, Witbank.