Due to the geographic expansion of Foundation operations in recent years, it has become important to similarly expand the number of opportunities that band members have to showcase their performances and to learn from one another. A key development has therefore been the inauguration of regional festivals.

These offer all bands an opportunity to compete for places at the annual national championships that are held in Johannesburg each spring.

With substantial financial and related support provided by the national Department of Arts and Culture, these festivals, and the resulting national championships, are now a fixed part of the Foundation’s calendar and developmental programme.