Philharmonic Wind Orchestra Flying High!

Philharmonic Wind Orchestra Flying High!

Leading up to its performance at the prestigious 2024 WASBE conference (Korea), Philharmonic Wind Orchestra will perform a concert titled “Flying High – Beyond Our Islands’ Shores” for its Singaporean audience on 23 June 2024 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. With a...
Re:Cinta in Concert: SYF Edition

Re:Cinta in Concert: SYF Edition

Having performed to a full house in their most recent Hibike! Euphonium themed concert in March, Re:cinta Wind Symphony returns with a local flavour in a SYF theme concert. “Following our last concert, we decided to change things up for the upcoming concert and...
Flying High – Beyond Our Islands’ Shores!

Flying High – Beyond Our Islands’ Shores!

It has been about two years since full restrictions have been lifted on all performing arts groups and green shoots are now returning, bringing back the vibrancy that was so sorely missed during the pandemic years. While some arts groups are still in the midst of...
In The Spring: A New Beginning

In The Spring: A New Beginning

Bringing fresh perspectives, ideas and direction to the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS) is the appointment of Daniel Yiau as its Music Director, who will lead the group in their “In the Spring” concert this Sunday, which also features the debut of the SWS Youth Band....
When Nations Meet: The Making of a Symphony

When Nations Meet: The Making of a Symphony

Led by Maestro Robert Casteels, Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (PWO) will bring you an evening of Belgian music, presented in partnership with the Embassy of Belgium in Singapore and the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore. The Band Post speaks to the Maestro...
Adventurous Tales with Daisuke Shimizu

Adventurous Tales with Daisuke Shimizu

West Winds, the Band of Bukit Batok Community Club, explores Adventurous Tales with renowned Japanese composer and conductor, Daisuke Shimizu, on 3rd March, Sunday, at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Since 2008, West Winds has been actively working on collaborations with...
Launching Band Academy Singapore

Launching Band Academy Singapore

Band Academy Singapore (BAS) is established by three distinguished Band Directors, Adrian Chiang, Joseph Teo, and Clive Choo, alongside Academy Manager Erica Goh. Located at Waterloo Centre in the heart of the Civic District, this team of four is dedicated to...
LEGEND: The Music of Anita Mui

LEGEND: The Music of Anita Mui

With the Anita Mui Tribute Festival fast coming to a close, The Band Post speaks to arrangers Ong Jiin Joo and Yap Sin Yee, as well as soloist Samuel Phua on their thoughts about the music of the finale concert this Saturday, presented by Philharmonic Wind Orchestra...
LEGEND: Anita Mui Tribute Concert

LEGEND: Anita Mui Tribute Concert

The Band Post speaks to Adrian Cheong, the Singaporean fan behind the Anita Mui’s festival, and his role in programming the finale concert with the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (PWO). Led by conductor Andy Sim, Philharmonic Wind Orchestra will present a symphonic...
Austin Larson: WhirlWIND!

Austin Larson: WhirlWIND!

Austin Larson joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as Principal Horn in 2023 having previously held positions with the Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Colorado Symphonies. A regular guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra while living in the United States, Austin also...
NP Band turns 40!

NP Band turns 40!

The Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) Bands will present a family concert in celebration of their significant anniversary on Sunday, 29 October 2023 at the SOTA Concert Hall. Established in 1983 by Mr Yeo Poong Poh with the support of NP’s 4th Principal, Mr Chen Hung,...
Hand Across the Sea: A Concert of Friendship

Hand Across the Sea: A Concert of Friendship

Republic Polytechnic Wind Symphony celebrates its 20th anniversary with the 15th edition of its concert series ‘Symphonie De Republique (SDR)’ on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at The Republic Cultural Centre. “The band has grown so much since its...
Jan Van der Roost: Spartacus

Jan Van der Roost: Spartacus

Jan Van der Roost studied at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and the Conservatories of Ghent and Antwerp. He is an honorary teacher at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and honorary conductor of the orchestra of this institution. He is currently a guest lecturer at the...
Re:Cinta – A Platform for Youth Excellence

Re:Cinta – A Platform for Youth Excellence

The newly formed Re:Cinta made its public concert debut at the Esplanade Recital Studio this week, presenting several local premieres of ensemble music to a full house audience of mostly family and friends. An amalgam of two separate words – Re (热), which is the...
Conductors to Watch: Patrick Neo

Conductors to Watch: Patrick Neo

Originally working in a different industry, Patrick Neo left his job as an accounting professional to become a full-time band conductor. “When I started to pursue my Degree in Accountancy, I found myself teaching as a Junior Band Instructor and Wodwind...
Band, it’s a lifestyle

Band, it’s a lifestyle

Javen Chong Jia Rui Head Librarian and Trombonist Queenstown Concert Band “I was told that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” a wise man once remarked. The timing of these steps surprised me. It is true that I played in the...
Interview with Ian Bousfield

Interview with Ian Bousfield

Ian Bousfield is one of the most influential and successful trombonists of our time.  From a very early age, he played in English style brass bands to the highest level, something that instilled an incredibly highly developed sense of ensemble playing which was to...