Having performed twice at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in previous years, St Patrick’s School Military Band first ever Limelight concert on Monday evening will be an experience for its current band members to remember.
“Through months of anticipation and equal amounts of hard work, we are very excited to be finally performing at the concert hall!” said members of the SPSMB 2019 Council.
During the last few months, the band has been concurrently preparing for their 1st April concert, as well as their SYF on 9th April, which is about one week apart.
“We had to learn how to balance between attending band rehearsals and our studies. Good time management was key to being able to juggle both projects at the same time. As our band rehearsals are limited and there’s only so much we can do, planning was very important for us. We had to decide which of the pieces require extra effort and attention, and placed them as priority.
Aside from that, it has been exciting to be switching between the various genres of music during our practices. However tiring and difficult it may seem, we always think about our goal, to showcase the best of our ability,” said the council members.
Apart from the SYF set piece, ‘Festival on Earth’, and the band’s choice piece, ‘St Elmo’s Fire’, which will be featured in the concert, SPSMB will also perform ‘A Zillion Nickels’, a piece that depicts the peace, beauty and turbulence of the ocean and its shores.
“A number of pop pieces are on our repertoire too. There will be a classic jazz fusion instrumental piece ‘Spain’, composed by Chick Corea and arranged by Paul Murtha, and other music from renowned artists through the ages,” the council said.
“There’s definitely something for the young and old.”
Catch the St Patrick’s School Military Band at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Monday, 1st April, 7.30pm, in their first ever Limelight concert!
SPSMB Council 2019
Samuel Patrick Lee, Joseph Ang, Andrew Gan, Demetrius Chew
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