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.

Where to see us : Gigs 2018 to 2024

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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 the logo on.
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 in August )
Totland Christ Church Annexe PO39 0ES, at the junction of Alum Bay New Road and York Lane.
Next Gig:2024
Walk the WightSunday May 12th 12-45pmFreshwater Bay

See the FaT Samba Youtube channel for videos!