Returning for its third consecutive year, Da Capo Symphonic Winds (DCSW) presents Dance Night: Notte Del Ballo at the Victoria Concert Hall on 27 December, Friday under the baton of conductors Mr Adrian Chiang and Mr Jasper Goh.
Originated as a student project to provide a platform for graduating band members from tertiary institutes to perform together, DCSW has since changed significantly to become a permanent avenue for these players to end their band journey on a good note.
“Due to the hard work of our predecessors, we are now an officially recognized non-profit organization under Band Initiative. With the groundwork laid out for us by the previous batches of executive members, it has allowed us to continue receiving support from the Singapore National Arts Council through their Art Fund initiative.”
“Having said that, DCSW’s essence has not changed since we started, as we are still a community band that allows graduating students to come together to make wonderful music while enjoying themselves at the same time,” Student Conductor of DCSW 2019, Diaz Red mentioned.
Falling in line with the theme of their concert, the band will feature works that are synonymous with dancing, from classical Armenian folk songs to modern Japanese pop.
These pieces have been carefully hand-picked by the executive committee members together with the guidance of the conductors, in a collaborative effort to choose the best pieces that showcase the talent of the band.
Going forward, it is in the students’ hopes to keep DCSW going strong as a student led project with more consecutive year-end concerts to come.
“We want to remain as an outlet for like-minded band members to create wonderful memories about band before they move on to the next phase in their lives. We hope that many years down the road, DCSW still continues to nurture the budding young musicians in Singapore, so as to strengthen the wind band scene here.”
“At the end of the day, we are all here to make wonderful music and have fun and we hope this spirit continues on in the future generation of our musicians.”
A contributing editor at TBP.