Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF Brass Band

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF Brass Band

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Bands of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) are maintained in accordance with British traditions. All three services (the Land and Air Forces as well as the Special Forces Command) have their own military bands. It holds British Army traditions that date back to the Band of the King’s African Rifles in the Uganda Protectorate.

Colonial era

The colonial era Band of the 4th Battalion, KAR was the regional military band for British Uganda. It was known for wearing traditional Scottish attire such as kilts on parade alongside the standard khaki drill fabric and tall fezzes as headgear. Based in Bombo, many members of the band took part in the Burma campaign during the Second World War. The Kabaka of Buganda also maintained military bands in his personal military forces, going off of the British model as well.

Military bands under Amin

Military bands under President Idi Amin grew under his leadership and with his approval. Amin particularly grew to appreciate the composition of praise songs by these bands. This gave him cause to create a military band in every major military barracks across the country.

These bands include:

  • Simba Airborne Jazz Band (Mbarara)
  • Suicide Revolutionary Jazz Band (Masaka)
  • Bombo Barracks Band
  • Tiger Army Band (Mubende)
  • Military Police Band (Making)
  • EKO Jazz Band (Moroto)
  • Masindi Army Jazz Band (Masindi)
  • Malire Army Jazzy Band (Lubiri)
  • Headquarter Army Jazz Band (Bugolobi)
  • Uganda Air Force Jazz Band (Entebbe)
  • Eagle Jazz Band (Jinja)

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All of these were independent of the police and prisons bands. Sarah Kyolaba, the fifth and last wife of Amin, was a member of the Revolutionary Suicide Band as a dancer. Kyolaba earned the nickname “Suicide Sarah” by her bandmates, who all served in the Mechanised Regiment.

Standard repertoire of bands

  • Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty (National anthem)
  • EAC Anthem (East African Community anthem)
  • Moto Wa Waka (Anthem of the UPDF)
  • The Garb of Old Gaul (Slow march during parades and inspections)
  • The Grenadiers’ Slow March (During the Trooping the Colour on Independence Day)

Army Band : Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF

The band is based in Bombo, just outside of the capital of Kampala. Consisting of 42 members, it is the chief band of the country. It performs at military parades, national ceremonies and during official state visits of foreign leaders. The band has often been controversial its choice of music. During the visit of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to Kampala, the band stirred controversy when it played Kanu Yajenga Nchi, a song praising the Kenya African National Union, which is associated with the authoritarian rule of Daniel Arap Moi. In March 2015, advisors from British Corps of Army Music took a 10-day tour of Uganda in which it trained troops of the UPDF Brass Band. The band has also trained musicians from neighboring African states such as Rwanda. In 2009, the band conducted training at the Rwanda Military Academy in Nyakinama.

Today, military bands outside the mainstream include the UPDF’s 4th Division Brass Band.

Air Force Band : Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF

The Air Force Band is the official representative band of the Uganda People’s Air Defence Forces. It is currently based at Katabi Barracks in Entebbe. The Uganda Air Force Jazz Band was an ensemble of the band and one the most notable of the bands created under the Amin government. It participated in FESTAC 77 in the Nigerian city of Lagos among other regional visits. The album Uganda Souvenir was the only LP the band ever produced, having a total of 20 songs. Others that were released were single records. Notable members of the band included Bonny Kyambadde, Simon Kaate Nsubuga, and Fred Kanyike.

Special Forces Band : Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF

The Special Forces Command Band the official service band of the country’s Special Operations Command. On 18 June 2018, training began for over 40 soldiers of the SFC Directorate of Band to form a new musical unit. This was intended on making all three service branches self-reliant in terms of musical accompaniement. Much of the training was provided by its associated band from the Uganda People’s Defence Air Forces. The soldiers were trained in music theory, orchestration and aural. On 5 July 2019 a graduation day in honor of the band was held at Sera Kasenyi Training School in the Wakiso District. Congratulatuons were made by the representative of the SFC Commander James Birungyi and the UPDF deputy spokesperson. It is one of the few bands in the world that are attahced to a special forces unit.

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1 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces ACT 2005

2 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Intake

3 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Application Procedure

4 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Application Deadline

5 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates

6 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Cadet Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates

7 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates

8 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces LDU Recruitment Shortlisted Candidates

9 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Medical Examination

10 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Medical Examination Date

11 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Medicals Examination Shortlisted Candidates

12 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Interview

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14 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Interview Shortlisted Candidates

15 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Interview Questions and Answers

16 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Portal

17 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Dates and Centers

18 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Pass Out

19 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Pass Out List

20 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Screening and Selection Process

21 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Recruitment Screening Shortlisted Candidates

22 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Ranks Insignia and Badges

23 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Salary Scale

24 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Ranks and Salary Scale

25 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Generals

26 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers

27 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Army

28 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Allowances

29 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Air Forces

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31 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Cadet Training

32 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Cadet Recruitment 2020

33 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Cadet Recruitment Application Deadline

34 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers Recruitment

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36 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces code of conduct

37 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Divisions

38 Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Gazette Uniform

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