Roll Call: SA Navy Band

Programme Notes: CTMT 2009

img_5349“The SA Navy Band, conducted by Commander K Leibbrandt, was established in 1954 and has visited and performed in many places in South Africa as well as other countries, such as Germany, The Netherlands and Russia.” (CTMT 2009)

 

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2013

“The internationally acclaimed South African Navy Band, the premier band in the South African National Defence Force, have been regular visitors on the international military music arena since 2002, having performed in Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, England, Scotland and Burundi. The band’s most recent overseas visit was to Egypt in October 2012 for the 70th commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein.

The band has also travelled the breadth and length of South Africa, having performed at all the major venues as well as in some of the most rural places. The band’s national tours so far this year have included visits to Durban, Kimberley and Pretoria. The band’s primary responsibility is to provide music for ceremonial occasions. This includes providing music at the annual ceremonial opening of Parliament in Cape Town, as well as providing music for the Navy’s Ceremonial Divisions, Receiving Guards and Passing out Parades.

The SA Navy Band, comprising 45 musicians, is one of the most versatile bands in the SANDF. Besides the Concert and Parade band, these members also perform in smaller ensembles within the band, which include the dance/stage band, marimba group, chamber and brass groups, as well as other smaller background groups. The jazz ensemble has been requested by the Presidency on numerous occasions during the past year to provide music at gala dinner events hosted by His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma. The band does on average 150 musical engagements during a calendar year. This is no mean feat, as the band also has to find time to rehearse for upcoming engagements and continue rehearsing new music for future performances.

The repertoire of the band is diverse and representative of our many different cultures that make South Africa such a wonderfully unique country.

The SA Navy Band plays a vital role in promoting the South African Navy, the People’s Navy, to the broader communities of South Africa. The band also now has its own website, which was officially launched in April 2010. The website gives a comprehensive overview of the band as well as providing concert dates for the band’s upcoming public performances. If you would like to know more about the band, the website address is: http://www.navy.mil.za/navyband. The SA Navy Band’s latest CD, which was released in 2012, is titled “All of Me”. The CD features Warrant Officer Willie van Zyl with the various ensembles of the SA Navy Band.” (CTMT 2013)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2014

“The internationally acclaimed South African Navy Band, the premier band in the South African National Defence Force, have been regular visitors on the international military music arena since 2002, having performed in Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, England, Scotland and Burundi. The band’s most recent overseas visit was to Egypt in October 2012 for the 70th commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein.

The band has also travelled the length and breadth of South Africa, having performed at all the major venues as well as in some of the most rural places in our country. The band’s national tours so far this year have included visits to Bloemfontein, Pretoria and Knysna. The band’s primary responsibility is to provide music for ceremonial occasions, such as the annual ceremonial opening of Parliament in Cape Town, as well as the Navy’s Ceremonial Divisions, Receiving Guards and Passing out Parades.

The SA Navy Band, comprising 41 musicians, is one of the most versatile bands in the SANDF. Besides performing in the Concert and Parade Band, these members also perform in smaller ensembles within the band, which include the entertainment band, marimba group, chamber and brass group. The entertainment band has been requested by the Presidency on numerous occasions during the past year to provide music at gala dinner events hosted by His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma. The band does on average 130 musical engagements during a calendar year. This is no mean feat, as the band also has to find time to rehearse for upcoming engagements and continue rehearsing new music for future performances.

The repertoire of the band is diverse and representative of our many different cultures that make South Africa such a wonderfully unique country.

The SA Navy Band plays a vital role in promoting the South African Navy, the People’s Navy, to the broader communities of South Africa. The band also has its own website, which was officially launched in April 2010. The website gives a comprehensive overview of the band as well as providing concert dates for the band’s upcoming public performances. If you would like to know more about the band, the website address is: http://www.navy.mil.za/navyband.

This year, our Marimba Group led by WO2 Nkhululeku Magubane will be featured in the SS Mendi tribute. This group has enjoyed immense popularity since its inception more than 10 years ago, having performed to a varied and diverse audience. Their most recent engagement was their performance to the patients at Valkenberg Hospital.” (CTMT 2014)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2015

“The internationally acclaimed South African Navy Band, the premier band in the South African National Defence Force, has been a regular visitor on the international military music arena since 2002, having performed in Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, England, Scotland and Burundi. The band’s most recent overseas visit was to Egypt in October 2012 for the 70th commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein.

The band has also travelled the length and breadth of South Africa, having performed at all the major venues as well as in some of the most rural places within South Africa. The band’s national tours so far this year have included visits to Potchefstroom, Johannesburg, East London and Knysna. The band’s primary responsibility is to provide music for ceremonial occasions, such as the annual Opening of Parliament in Cape Town, as well as the Navy’s Ceremonial Divisions, Receiving Guards and Passing out Parades.

The SA Navy Band, comprising 42 musicians, is one of the most versatile bands in the SANDF. Besides the concert and parade bands, members also perform in smaller ensembles within the band, which include the entertainment group, marimba group, chamber and brass groups. The entertainment group has been requested by the Presidency on numerous occasions during the past year to provide music at gala dinner events hosted by His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma. The band has on average 130 musical engagements during a calendar year. The repertoire of the band is diverse and representative of our many different cultures that make South Africa such a wonderfully unique country.

The SA Navy Band’s current CD, which was released in 2012 is titled All of Me. The CD features newly retired Warrant Officer Willie van Zyl with the various ensembles of the South African Navy Band. We hope that our new CD, which will feature all four of the smaller groups within the band, will be released later this year.” (CTMT 2015)