FaT Samba

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Based in Freshwater and Totland, with members from all over the Isle of Wight,  we are a strong community-based band, who create a loud and vibrant atmosphere wherever we play. Our gig list encompasses many carnivals and special events. We have played at events such as Yarmouth Old Gaffers, the Island Games, V-Dub Festival, Robin Hill events and Yarmouth Guy Fawkes parade. We are also available for fundraising and charity events as well as private functions.

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Where to see us : Gigs 2024 and where we have played back to 2018

We play various styles of Samba - Rio-style, Samba-Reggae, Afro-Cuban and Maracatu, with influences from other musical genres.
We are always looking for new members of all abilities and ages!
Cost is £4.00 per adult member per rehearsal attended, under 18s and students £1-00, and with your first session free!
You don't need to be able to read music, or own an instrument as we offer a full training programme in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we can loan the appropriate instrument throughout your membership.
The band is open to any age, but under-tens may find it too challenging.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult throughout the rehearsal and at events.
We have a uniform of red tops and white bottoms and red headwear - for members the band supplies red T-shirts with FaT Samba logo on the sleeve,and also red fleeces with logo on the back, and gym sacks with printed logo.
The band is a non-profit making community band.

poster Ventnor Carnival 2023 Mountbatten Hospice Family Fun Day 2023

Every Monday at 6-30pm to 8-30pm. (we have a summer 'Carnival break' from rehearsals)
Totland Christ Church Annexe PO39 0ES, at the junction of Alum Bay New Road and York Lane.
Monday at 6-30pm to 8-30pm. Outdoor rehearsal at Fort Victoria
'Carnival break' from rehearsals - last rehearsal July 15th, restart September 9th
Next Gigs:2024
St Saviours School FeteFriday June 28thSt Saviours Totland
Wight Wheels Classic CarsSunday June 30thChale Rec
Mardi GrasSaturday July 6th Simeon Rec, Ryde
Newport CarnivalSaturday July 20th Newport

See FaT Samba on YouTube for many videos!