About the Field Band Foundation

A well-established corporate executive, John Oppedisano possesses notable experience in managing international contracts and supply structures for major corporations. John Oppedisano also has a passion for marching bands and drum corps, and sits on the board of BD Performing Arts. Based in Concord, California, the organization is part of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. The 56-year-old corps offers individuals from age eight to 21 an inclusive environment for dance and musical performance.

Members of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps take part in a number of global nonprofit initiatives. One such program is the Field Band Foundation. Founded in 1997, the Field Band Foundation supports more than 5,5000 students in nearly 50 bands in poverty-stricken areas of South Africa. In September 2013, a group of Field Band Foundation members delivered brass instruments to their South African musical counterparts. Since 2012, more than 65 instruments have been donated through the efforts of the Field Band Foundation.

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