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Being a PULSE participant in South Africa

Every year since 2001, young Norwegians and South Africans have switched places to learn from each other’s cultures and ways of teaching music. This is what it is like to be a PULSE participant in the South African music organization Field Band Foundation. Continue reading

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Why our tutors are so important?

A large part of the PULSE project is the education of musical tutors from bands all over South Africa through quarterly tutor programme workshops. In this blog post, we want to give you a bit of insight into the tutor programme and how a recent tutor workshop played out. Continue reading

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FeriePULSE — What is it and why is it useful?

What is FeriePULSE and how can it help making banding activities more inclusive? Read along and learn more about this festive initiative. FeriePULSE is an initiative from Norges Musikkorps Forbund, which is led by facilitators from Norway and South Africa. … Continue reading

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Movement Workshop

The Field Band Foundations’ (FBF) vision and goal are to create empowered, resilient, and self-confident young people who are opportunity-ready and who contribute towards creating a more inclusive society. All this is through the medium of music and dance. When you stumble upon … Continue reading

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Meet the PULSE team of 2022-2023

Another year, another exchange team. The PULSE team of 2022-2023 have already gotten well into their posting periods, and it´s time to let you know a little more about us. Continue reading

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Tutor Programme and Social Officer Programme

The month of February was a busy and highly educational month for the Field Band Foundation (FBF) staff members. February kick-started with the Tutor Programme workshop, which was followed by the Social Officer workshop. Both workshops were organized and facilitated … Continue reading

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Music for every one

Regardless of individual challenges and difficulties, all young people deserve to have equal opportunities when it comes to enjoying their musical hobbies, thriving at their chosen instrument, or even making it a career. In fact, Article 31 of United Nation … Continue reading

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Meet the 2022 PULSE team

2022 is well underway and so is the new PULSE team.  A hearty blend of people from the high North and the deep South,  both experienced and fresh in the organization, the team appears to be getting along like a … Continue reading

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Field Band Foundation and Norges Musikkorp Forbund celebrate 20 years of partnership.

On November 27, the 20th-anniversary event was held. Distinguished guests and the honored alumni from Bands Crossing Borders (BCB) and PULSE gathered to reminisce, catch up and meet old friends. With the even being streamed in both Norway and South … Continue reading

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September the month of Curiosity filled with activities

The theme for September was Curiosity. The word itself speaks of peaked interest and of seeking out something new and unknown. Which is exactly what the PULSE South team was in the process of facilitating. Throughout most of September, workshops … Continue reading

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