Thank you, Kazuhiro Morita

Thank you, Kazuhiro Morita

Mr Kazuhiro Morita passed away on 25th August 2021 at the age of sixty-nine. Multiple myeloma was the cause of his death. Popular in the international band scene, Mr Morita is often known as the arranger of Studio-Ghibli band arrangements such as Princess Mononoke,...
Score Analysis of Festival on Earth

Score Analysis of Festival on Earth

Preface I previously wrote an article ‘Score Analysis of Sunny Island’ a few months before 2017 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (Secondary School Level), and I heard that it was welcomed by some band directors. This year, I’d like to share my ideas about...
The Harmony of Friendship – Where Music Connects

The Harmony of Friendship – Where Music Connects

Some readers of The Band Post may remember Japanese High School Band Fudooka Wind Orchestra [埼玉県立不動岡高等学校吹奏楽部/FWO] of Saitama Prefectural Fudooka High School from Kazo, Saitama Prefecture in Japan in their first Singapore concert two years ago. According to FWO’s...
The Harmony of Friendship

The Harmony of Friendship

I am glad to introduce a great high school band, the Saitama Prefectural Fudooka High School Wind Orchestra (不動岡高校吹奏楽部), from Kazo, Saitama Prefecture in Japan, to Singaporean band friends! The Fudooka High School was founded in 1886, and has the longest history in...
Score Analysis of Sunny Island

Score Analysis of Sunny Island

Preface In Japan, we have a monthly magazine called “Band Journal” published by Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp. Every year, it publishes an analysis of set pieces for the All Japan Band Competition (AJBC) a few months before the competition. Similarly in this article, I’d...