We would like to welcome you to the official website
of the South African Navy Band, the premier band of the South African
National Defence Force.
January 2014 The
SA Navy Band turns 60
The SA Navy Band celebrates its 60th
birthday this year. News about a birthday concert to be
26 July 2012 The SA
Navy Band's newest CD 'All of me', featuring WO2 Willie van
Zyl, is now available for purchase.
More information available here...
About the South African Navy Band
The Internationally acclaimed South African Navy Band,
band of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), has been a
regular visitor on the international military music scene since
2002. The Band has performed in Germany, The Netherlands, Russia,
England, Scotland and Burundi. It has also travelled the length and
breadth of South Africa having performed at all the major venues and
in some of the most rural areas.
The band comprises 47 versatile
musicians who are able to adapt to the Band’s many varied
musical requirements. The Band’s primary function is to provide
music for ceremonial occasions. This has included providing music
for the inaugurations of past Presidents Mandela and Mbeki, openings
of Parliament, the Presidential Fleet Review held in Simon’s Town in
2009, and the Navy’s own parades.
'The SA Navy Band is the most versatile
band in the SANDF'
The SA Navy Band is the most
versatile band in the SANDF having various ensembles that
can provide music for almost any occasion. These groups
include the Concert and Parade Bands, a Marimba Ensemble,
Chamber Group, Stage Band, Dance Band and smaller background
music groups. This all from the same 47 musicians … certainly
great value for the tax-payer’s money!
2008 was one of the
busiest years for the Band as it successfully completed 200
musical engagements during the 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
The repertoire of the
Band is diverse and representative of the many different
cultures that make South Africa such a wonderfully unique
The South African Navy
Band plays a vital role in promoting the South African Navy, the