Instrument Personalities in Band!

Instrument Personalities in Band!

The year 2022 looks promising for the wind band scene in Singapore. There is a gradual lightening of the Safe Management Measures (SMM) as we prepare the band program this year. It is a good year to join band and consider which instrument to play. Perhaps you wonder:...
Seize every opportunity

Seize every opportunity

Mohammad Danial Lutfi B M S Euphonist & President Tampines Meridian Junior College Symphonic Band Just like how our choice piece, ‘Journey to Zipang’, progressed, our SYF journey in TMJCSB was one that took us on a rollercoaster ride too. Upon resuming physical...
Leading by example

Leading by example

Chong Kai-Yan  Saxophonist & President Eunoia Junior College Symphonic Band As Singapore effectively moves back to Phase 2 on the 8th May 2021, I am reminded of the time when the band was conducting its sessions in those circumstances. In this weird time,...
What I love most about band

What I love most about band

Joshua Sim Trombonist & Acting Brass QM Eunoia Junior College Symphonic Band Band. A simple 4 letter word, with 1 syllable. Yet this word sparks immense joy within me every time I think of it. As of 2021, it is my 6th year as a symphonic band player. And a good...
What is Band?

What is Band?

Sherwin Leow Trombone Section Leader & Vice President Anderson Serangoon Junior College Symphonic Band Band to me, is a community. A community of like-minded folks who enjoy manipulating the wind and vibrations to their liking. Whilst I love the feeling of spewing...
An eye-opening band journey

An eye-opening band journey

Loh Yin Heng Flautist & President Anderson Serangoon Junior College Symphonic Band When I first set foot in Singapore in January 2020, I was really looking forward to making music here, not knowing it was going to be an extraordinary year ahead. I have long heard...
Leaving band without regrets

Leaving band without regrets

Reuben Ziv Tay Percussionist & President Victoria Junior College Symphonic Band Something I believe in, is to leave the stage with no regrets. To me, this doesn’t mean playing everything perfectly, but rather to have done my best such that no matter what happens...
Journeying amidst the pandemic

Journeying amidst the pandemic

Ryan Teo Wen Kai Saxophonist & Band Major Manjusri Concert Band When I received the CCA allocation result for Concert Band in Secondary 1, I was not really interested at first as I did not have any musical background. I did not believe that I would be on par with...
Adding colours to my life

Adding colours to my life

Kuek Bing Xuan Flautist & Band Major Zhenghua Symphonic Band I will never forget the day when I entered my school band room for the very first time. Seeing my seniors with their instruments, it all seemed foreign, yet exciting at the same time. That was when my...
Unity is key

Unity is key

Goh Sihong Flautist Zhenghua Symphonic Band My Band life is fairly routine – enter band room, set up instrument, warm up, and make music together with my peers. That routine gave me many amazing experiences. To me, one of the memories I hold close to my heart is...