Once again the Field Band Foundation partnered with the Department of Arts and Culture to host the Regional Championships on Saturday, 18 July in Kagiso, Johannesburg. The Field Band Foundation was established in 1997 and as a Section 21 Company. The Foundation provides a unique yearlong residential education to train trainers and help members become tutors in new bands. They also participate in international exchange programmes where cross-cultural learning is encouraged. Members with disabilities and young girls are given the same chances as their peers.