A Curriculum for Success

A Curriculum for Success

[blockquote author=”” ]If you blame others for your failures, do you credit them with your success?[/blockquote] Our traditional grading system suggests that getting straight A’s is the ultimate goal of the successful student. We have all played the game...
Achieving Excellence

Achieving Excellence

[blockquote author=”” ]Where I was is destroyed, where I am stands condemned, where I shall be is just now being built.[/blockquote] When we all have the potential to succeed at almost anything we choose, why do so few people attain a high...
Cooperation Creates Victory

Cooperation Creates Victory

Together we stand, divided we fall. We are a society that thrives on competition. We compete in school for grades; we compete in our professional lives to achieve positions and titles; and we compete in our daily life patterns for everything from a faster lane on the...
Cultivating Character Through Band

Cultivating Character Through Band

Kasaoka Tsuneyoshi I had my 11th visit to Singapore in March and April 2016, and visited bands of different schools. During my stay, I taught some bands from primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and universities, and also went to listen to some concerts. In...
It’s Good Enough?

It’s Good Enough?

[blockquote author=”Lana Limpert” ]When we think positively and imagine what we want, we risk disappointment; when we don’t, we ensure it.[/blockquote] Doesn’t the title make you cringe? Isn’t the phrase, “It’s good enough,” offensive to your sense of...