Interview with Naoya Wada

Interview with Naoya Wada

Born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan in 1986, Naoya Wada is an internationally recognized composer with numerous commissions for band, ensembles, and radio programs. He often works as a guest conductor and clinician, and is one of the few Japanese composers making...
20 Musical Years with Philip Tng

20 Musical Years with Philip Tng

While most people prefer to stay home over the weekends, members of West Winds come together on Sunday afternoons at Bukit Batok Community Club to make music. This tradition has been going on for at least two decades, ever since the group was established in 1993. The...
James Swearingen – A Timeless Journey

James Swearingen – A Timeless Journey

James Swearingen, a name familiar to many, is no stranger to the Singapore band scene. Many of his works such as Blue Ridge Saga, Flight of Valor, In All Its Glory and Novena have been performed by our bands in the past decades. James Swearingen’s talents as a...
West Winds – Friendship, Community & Music

West Winds – Friendship, Community & Music

Formed in 1993 with the support of the People’s Association and Bukit Batok Community Club, West Winds was started with the vision to create a place where musicians in Singapore can gather for the love of band music. Led by resident conductor ME5 Philip Tng, West...
James Swearingen in Singapore!

James Swearingen in Singapore!

Renowned composer and educator, Mr. James Swearingen will be in Singapore in the month of March, under the invitation of West Winds, band of the Bukit Batok Community Club. On top of band workshops, he will also be giving clinics on Rehearsal Techniques and...