Party with Raffles Winds!

Party with Raffles Winds!

Raffles Winds – Alumni Band of the Raffles schools, present Coda XV: Revelry on 1 September, 7.30pm at the Victoria Concert Hall, the 15th instalment of its concert series, which also commemorates the RI Bicentennial. Conducted by alumni conductors, Lee Jinjun...
Interview with Julian Bliss

Interview with Julian Bliss

Clarinettist and clarinet designer Julian Bliss excels as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer. As a soloist, he has appeared with a wide range of international orchestras, including the Auckland...
Conductors to Watch: Wong Yin Xuan

Conductors to Watch: Wong Yin Xuan

An active educator for young wind instrumentalists, Wong Yin Xuan has been teaching bands in Primary and Secondary schools for 15 years. His music interest was sparked by his parents who would always sing karaoke at home, which led him to pick up the passion for...
A Sentimental Voyage

A Sentimental Voyage

Poh Jo Zhi Wayne Band Major and Trombonist Manjusri Concert Band There’s a saying, ‘The end of one journey is the beginning of the next.’ I uphold this statement, as it is representative of my personal journey in band. The end of this journey does...
With passion, we can succeed

With passion, we can succeed

Jacinda Low Drum Major and Horn Player Quest Band (2022-2023) To start off, the June Holidays in 2022 were the period when we were pushing our basics to prepare us for the practices from October onwards with the help of our supportive conductor, Mr. Jack Lim. We...
Dedication, hard work all the time, and belief

Dedication, hard work all the time, and belief

Cole Jeong Percussionist New Town Concert Band To say that the journey to success for my band was stressful would be an understatement. But have I have not regretted a single moment of it and I will remember this experience for the rest of my life. To give context,...
Discovering our Passion

Discovering our Passion

Yang Kaixuan Student Conductor, Section Leader, Double Bassist Ho Swee Tze Section Leader, Clarinettist Nanyang Concert Band With many members not having much experience due to eCCA, our journey was filled with doubts and uncertainties. In addition, this was the first...
No Rest No Gap – An ode to VJCSB

No Rest No Gap – An ode to VJCSB

Gabrielle Goh En Xi Secretary and Flute Section Leader Victoria Junior College Symphonic Band After all this time, it’s baffling for me to even begin to fathom how 6 years in this CCA have come to their inevitable end. 3 SYFs, 2 bands and uncountable pieces...
Tine Thing Helseth in Singapore!

Tine Thing Helseth in Singapore!

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An...
Band – An Indispensable Part of My Life

Band – An Indispensable Part of My Life

Jonathan Chu Jun Zhe Secretary and Percussionist Anderson Serangoon Symphonic Band In a flash, the gruelling journey of around one and a half years in Anderson Serangoon Symphonic Band (ASRSB) has concluded for 33 graduating JC2 members of 2023. Within such a short...
A Perfectly Imperfect Journey

A Perfectly Imperfect Journey

Renée Chong  Band Major and Clarinetist Temasek Secondary Wind Ensemble Hello everyone. My name is Renée Chong and I am currently a Secondary Four student in Temasek Secondary School. I am also the former Band Major of the Temasek Wind Ensemble. Before I delve into...
Plethora of Emotions

Plethora of Emotions

Sebastian Artjioes Drum Major and Trumpeter Unity Symphonic Band I am Sebastian Artjioes, the Drum Major of Unity Secondary School, representing the 2022-2023 batch. My four years in Unity band have undeniably been arduous yet meaningful as I have gained leadership...
Cherishing Every Moment

Cherishing Every Moment

Bryan Ang Yong Da Librarian and Euphonium Player Outram Secondary School Band I am Bryan, a Secondary 3 member from Outram Secondary School Band. I honestly felt that this SYF performance is the greatest achievement in my life so far, and I definitely want to thank my...
Band: A Fulfilling Journey

Band: A Fulfilling Journey

Claris Teo Chen Lin Drum Major and Horn Player Anderson Military Band It has been an arduous journey for this year’s graduating batch — the batch that has persevered through the pandemic and the lack of usual band experiences. Yet, we have emerged stronger at this...
Home of the Flaming Quaver

Home of the Flaming Quaver

Maxwell Singh Band Major Music and Euphonium Section Leader St. Andrews School Military Band (SASMB) Without a doubt, my 4 years spent in SASMB has completely changed who I am, and my path in life. All the memories I had made and shared with my Bandmates make me...
A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

Lee Guan Yi Drum Major and Percussonist Sembawang Secondary School Band Hi all, I am Lee Guan Yi, Drum Major of Sembawang Secondary School Band from 2022 – 2023. I had my eyes on playing with the band as I experienced the live performance of the band during the...
A Fulfilling QUEST

A Fulfilling QUEST

Zelene Tan Clarinetist Band Major Queenstown Secondary School Concert Band (Questband) As the band major of Questband, my band journey has been filled with a variety of emotions. I won’t sugarcoat things; my journey with this band has not been all sunshine and...
Band, A Rewarding Journey

Band, A Rewarding Journey

Chong Zheng Zhi Drum Major Peicai Concert Band I am Chong Zheng Zhi, the drum major of Peicai concert band in 2022. I would like to say that my band has improved significantly and I am really proud of it as my CCA. Every single practice, performance, and experience...
A Tribute to Linsheng: TJ Band Music Lives On

A Tribute to Linsheng: TJ Band Music Lives On

The Temasek Junior College (TJC) bands pay tribute to their former resident conductor, the late Mr Lin Ah Leck, in the 40th instalment of its Prelude concert series. Affectionately known to TJC Symphonic Band members as Linsheng, he has been with the band since the...