An Open Letter to All Band Members

An Open Letter to All Band Members

Dear Band Members, SYF arts presentation for us begins next week, and it is the biggest gathering and sharing session of the bands in our vibrant band community. As one who has performed in 4 SYFs, I share many memories of this event in my banding life And I also had...
Score Analysis of Festival on Earth

Score Analysis of Festival on Earth

Preface I previously wrote an article ‘Score Analysis of Sunny Island’ a few months before 2017 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (Secondary School Level), and I heard that it was welcomed by some band directors. This year, I’d like to share my ideas about...
Classics of Our Own: A Personal List – Part Two

Classics of Our Own: A Personal List – Part Two

Do Singaporean wind bands have a repertoire they can call their own? Do we have our own “classics”? Indeed we do, but we seem to be reluctant to celebrate these works as well as their composers, and failed to give them the recognition they richly deserve. Here is a...
A Major Step for Singapore Wind Symphony

A Major Step for Singapore Wind Symphony

In 2014, it was announced that the Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS) would join the list of recipients for the National Arts Council Major Grant, which supports the professional and artistic development of arts organizations to be hallmarks of artistic excellence in...
What Does Your Future Hold?

What Does Your Future Hold?

It’s 2015, and another great year for our young local composers as Jinjun Lee’s original work, ‘What Does the Future Hold?’, was selected as the winning composition of the 2014 World Projects Composition Contest. “I received the email in...