Conductors to Watch: Clive Choo

Conductors to Watch: Clive Choo

Inspired by his mum – a self taught pianist, and an elder brother who plays the trumpet in the school band, Clive Choo became interested in the field of music in his early years. Upon leaving the Singapore Armed Forces Band after 7.5 years, Clive took the plunge...
Conductors to Watch: Jacintha Tan

Conductors to Watch: Jacintha Tan

Intrigued by the piano at church, Jacintha Tan attended her first piano and music lesson in Kindergarten 1, with the support of her parents. Her music journey started in Temasek Secondary School, when she joined the band and was assigned to play the clarinet. She then...
Conductors to Watch: Jasen How

Conductors to Watch: Jasen How

With an interest in music since young, Jasen How joined the band in Nan Hua Secondary School (now known as Nan Hua High School) where he played the Saxophone. It was in Secondary Three that he volunteered to move sections when the band ran out of percussionists. He...
Conductors to Watch: Vincent Lee

Conductors to Watch: Vincent Lee

A cornet player in his school days, Vincent Lee joined the Sembawang Wind Orchestra in Secondary two where he was exposed to more band repertoire and conducting which inspired him to stay in the industry till today. At the age of 17, Vincent was successfully chosen...
Conductors to Watch: Yeo Jieyuan

Conductors to Watch: Yeo Jieyuan

Conductor Yeo Jieyuan first touched music when he joined the Maha Bodhi School Symphonic Band (MBSSB) in primary two, with the persuasion of his mother. As a trombonist, his passion for music grew further through his school days and it eventually convinced him to...
Conductors to Watch: Joseph Teo

Conductors to Watch: Joseph Teo

A Euphonium postgraduate of Kunitachi College of Music in Japan, Joseph Teo studied under the tutelage of world renowned Euphonium Professor Toru Miura of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (TKWO). Prior to his studies, Joseph was the Principal Euphonium in Philharmonic...
Conductors to Watch: Erik Tan

Conductors to Watch: Erik Tan

Having picked up the trumpet at age 10, Erik Tan graduated from the Yong Siew Toh (YST) Conservatory of Music with both Bachelor and Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. While he was at school, he would often spend some of his non practice time doing assistant...

Conductors to Watch: Gavilan Neo

Originally a choir member in his primary school days, Gavilan Neo’s band life began when he joined the Montfort Military Band as a clarinetist under the baton of Mr Ng Eng Kee. “My first exposure in music was traditional Teochew music through my family. I...
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...