Band, closer than ever

Band, closer than ever

Dionisio Harry Colyns Malicdem Trumpeter & Band Major Naval Base Secondary School Symphonic Band Our journey down the road to the Singapore Youth Festival 2021 has been fruitful and amazing. So many things have happened in this process. In the past year alone, we...
Band, a Family

Band, a Family

Alicia Ong Percussionist & Drum Major CHIJ Secondary Concert Band When the SYF results were announced over the PA system, all of us jumped for joy. Applause and cheers echoed throughout the entire school. Even with our masks on, we could see each other smiling...
Treasuring memories of Band

Treasuring memories of Band

Benedict Huang Percussionist & Drum Major Maris Stella Symphonic Band In Secondary one, I was looking for a performing arts CCA, and ended up choosing the Symphonic Band over the Chinese Orchestra as I preferred to learn a Western instrument as to a Chinese...
Proud to be in Band

Proud to be in Band

Wong Wei Qi Clarinetist Bedok South Secondary School Band After playing the last few notes of our piece in the hall, many memories of the sacrifices we made and the hard work we put in to make our SYF journey so enriching and fulfilling came flooding back to me. It...
Band, as one Brotherhood

Band, as one Brotherhood

Ashton Chia Percussionist & Student Conductor Catholic High School Symphony Band Whenever I think of the Singapore Youth Festival, I would often think of my experiences in primary school and lower secondary, performing on stage as a band with more than 50 people,...
Finding joy in music making

Finding joy in music making

Shania Lee Yi Xuan Trombone Section Leader & Vice President Temasek Junior College (IP) Symphonic Band 2020 brought about a swarm of difficulties none of us was ready to face. The transition to online practices came with a lot of problems. No one knew how to...
Creating memories as a Musician

Creating memories as a Musician

Leong Jia Li Nicole Clarinetist CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent Band Looking back on my journey, I would say that joining CHIJSTC band was the least of what I had ever envisioned myself to be doing. Back then, I was given the mentality that CCA is there to kill off...
Band in the time of a pandemic

Band in the time of a pandemic

Siobhan Rose Lee Bassoonist Dunman High School Symphonic Band Life is simple when you’ve just left Primary 6; your new best friend is the kid sitting next to you, your favourite subject is the one you’re best in, and your first pick of a CCA is the one that played...
The true meaning of being a Bandsman

The true meaning of being a Bandsman

Benjamin Wong Alto Saxophonist & Drum Major St Andrews School Military Band (SASMB) One of the highlights in my secondary school life would definitely be being in St Andrews School Military Band (SASMB). Looking back at my journey in SASMB, I will say, without any...
Eternally grateful to be part of Band

Eternally grateful to be part of Band

Faith Chong Flautist & Band Major Hougang Secondary Symphonic Band My band journey has been one of the best experiences in my life ever. I have not only learned a new instrument but also forged close bonds with my band members. I am glad to be able to end off my...