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Special Forces get own service band

By Chris Kiwawulo

Added 9th July 2019 06:07 PM

“You have made history today by pioneering the establishment of a band with full structures in SFC, something which was viewed as an impossibility a year ago,” Col. Candia was quoted saying in a statement issued by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) deputy spokesperson, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki yesterday.

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SFC band graduands sampling the guests in some of the songs they learnt during the band training.

“You have made history today by pioneering the establishment of a band with full structures in SFC, something which was viewed as an impossibility a year ago,” Col. Candia was quoted saying in a statement issued by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) deputy spokesperson, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki yesterday.

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WAKISO - The Special Forces Command (SFC) has got its own service band, which it will use to play during its functions.

Over 40 soldiers of SFC, Directorate of Band, were passed out on Jul 5, 2019, after one year of quality training in band/music.

The SFC deputy, Col. Peter Candia, who represented the SFC Commander, Maj Gen. James Birungyi, presided over the function which was held at Sera Kasenyi Training School, Wakiso District.

“You have made history today by pioneering the establishment of a band with full structures in SFC, something which was viewed as an impossibility a year ago,” Col. Candia was quoted saying in a statement issued by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) deputy spokesperson, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki yesterday.

Col. Candia applauded the graduands for adding a new profession to themselves and urged them to continue with training in order to master their equipment, gain confidence and acquire general experience in the field.

The SFC band was trained by its sister Service band from the Uganda People's Defence Air Forces (UPDAF). They were trained in the basics of music; Theory, Practical’s, Orchestration and Aural.

The establishment of this band fulfils the strategic intent of making every Service self-reliant in terms of providing music to its troops. Land and Air Forces already have their bands.

The training, which started on June 18, 2018, came to a close on July 5, 2019. The function was attended by Commanding officers, Directors, Officers, men, parents and spouses of SFC militants.

 

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