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#OFMArtBeat: FS Youth Wind Ensemble performs with the US Air Force Band

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#OFMArtBeat: FS Youth Wind Ensemble performs with the US Air Force Band | News Article

Members from the Free State Youth Wind Ensemble (FSYWE) chat to Mid-Morning Magic’s Yolanda Maartens about their recent collaboration with the renowned United States Air Force Band.

Listen to their conversation here:

Dr George Foster, Leon Snyman and John Smit joined Yolanda in studio to talk about how this production came about and what it took to create a musical piece from two different continents. 

The United States Air Force Band  featuring The Free State Youth Wind Ensemble from the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, joined hands to perform "What a Wonderful World".

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The FSYWE is a community youth wind ensemble focused on providing ensemble training for woodwinds, brass and percussion players from Bloemfontein and the surrounding areas.

The United States Air Force Band is a US military band consisting of 184 active-duty members of the United States Air Force. It is the Air Force's premier musical organisation and is based at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC.

Watch: "What a Wonderful World" feat. The Free State Youth Wind Ensemble, and Technical Sgt. Chris McGinty



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