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BDF Band Services


The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Band has two different groups, the Military Band, used for ceremonial or official purposes and the Dance Band, which is used for entertainment.  The dance band is the only available service for hire.

Who is eligible?
  • Government Departments
  • Corporate Entities
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Charitable Organisations

Please note that we do not hire out the BDF Dance Band to individuals.

How do I get this service?

All eligible can request for the services of the BDF Band by writing a letter outlining the date, time and location of the performance requested 

What supporting documents are required?


How long will this service take?

The turn around time for the response is one (1) week, and the response is done in writing.

How much does it cost?
  • Dance Band Services cost an initial flat rate of BWP750.00 for the first hour of performance and BWP 500.00 for each hour thereafter.
  • The charge is applicable to all areas however; engagements outside Gaborone and its periphery will attract extra logistical charges.

Charges are payable in cash, bank cheque or adjustment voucher to

Barclays Bank

BDF Band Dance Fund

Acc No: 3901208

Industrial Branch


Where can I obtain this service?

Botswana Defence Force Head Quarters, Sir Seretse Khama Barracks

Where can I get more information on this Service

The Directorate of Protocol and Public Affairs
Botswana Defence Force HQ
Sir Seretse Khama Barracks
Private Bag X06
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: (+267) 366 2802 / 3662157/3662089
Fax: (+267) 3973600
E-mail: info.bdf [at] (info[dot]bdf[at]gov[dot]bw)

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