PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Since 2008, the biennial Singapore International Band Festival (SIBF) has brought about a new movement to the region’s band scene, during which bands of various nationality, cultures and levels gather for an international exchange of musical ideas and ideals. With the various components in this 5th SIBF – Competition, International Band Exchange, Workshops and Outreach Programme, we aim to promote band activities beyond schools and to provide a platform from which band musicians continuously strive for excellence to raise the standard of bands in Singapore and abroad. This year, we are honoured to collaborate with the World Music Contest (WMC) to organise the WMC-WBAS Intercontinental Conducting Course. Emerging conductors from this region get to work with Maestro Douglas Bostock and the Singapore Armed Forces Band on cornerstone wind band literature, and gain an opportunity to participate in the WMC Conducting Contest in Kerkrade, the Netherlands in 2017. We are also delighted to work with Mr Bert Aalders, Senior Advisor of Musidesk Rijnbrink (The Netherlands), and Star Music Publishing to present the European Wind Band Music Repertoire Session, to share with local conductors and audiences the history, culture and wind band repertoire from Europe. Furthermore, we are honoured to work with a panel of six internationally renowned adjudicators for this year’s SIBF, whom I believe will be glad to share with us their expertise through the many learning and networking opportunities during SIBF. We would like to especially thank the Kasetsart University Wind Symphony and Nond-see Orchestra Winds for being our guest band for the Gala Concert, sharing with us the culture-rich repertoire from Thailand and many classics of the wind band repertory. To our sponsors, supporters and volunteers, we would hereby like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the immense support and faith in the benefits of our programme. With this, I wish you a fruitful and memorable experience at the 5th Singapore International Band Festival. Make music and make friends.
Dr Lee Tian Tee President Wind Bands Association of Singapore
ABOUT WBAS Wind Bands Association of Singapore (WBAS) is a non-profit organisation started in 2001 by a group of dedicated band conductors, musicians, teachers, professors and administrators with the vision to promote wind band activities as well as enhance the quality of wind bands in Singapore. Through various initiatives such as concerts and educational outreach by Windstars Ensemble, WBAS Youth Band Festival, Band Student Leaders Workshop, Conducting Workshops and the Singapore International Band Festival. The association is open to all band members, conductors, composers, teachers, publishers, instrument makers and friends of wind music. In line with its mission, the society has launched a slew of initiatives, which include activities ranging from concerts to workshops and masterclasses. Through such activites, we aim to do the following :
Promote Wind band as a serious and distinctive medium of musical expression and cultural heritage in Singapore Local and region wind band compositions Teaching and learning of wind band music
Nurture Wind band education through conferences, workshops and masterclasses Appreciation of wind band music Performance experiences
Interact Learn from established professionals Impart knowledge to the next generation
Inspire Generate appreciation and interest in wind band repertoire Rouse musical creativity Cultivate a deeper understanding of wind band repertoire
Regular Programme by WBAS includes: Band Student Leaders Workshops Instrument Workshops Band Director Workshops WBAS Youth Band Festival Concert by Windstars Ensemble Singapore International Band Festival
For more information visit www.wbas.org.sg
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE WORKSHOP
18 - 22 JULY 2016
30 JULY 2016
Nee Soon Camp WBAS-WMC Intercontinental Conducting Course
Palawan Playground, Sentosa,13:00 - 17:30 Asian Civilisations Museum, 17:00 - 18:30 Outreach Performances by Participating Bands
21 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2016 Various Venues Workshops with Adjudicators
29 JULY 2016 10:00 - 12:00
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Orchestra Hall (Level 3) European Wind Band Music Repertoire Session with Bert Aalders
30 JULY 2016, 19:30 Esplanade Concert Hall Kasetsart University Wind Symphony & Nond-see Orchestra Winds
(Tickets available at all SISTIC outlets)
COMPETITION 26-29 JULY 2016 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall Divisions 3, 2B, 2A, 1
EXCHANGE 27 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2016 Various Venues Exchange Programme and Performance
* Schedule is correct at time of print
OPEN DIVISION COMPETITION & AWARD PRESENTATION 31 JULY 2016 , 14:00 - 18.30
Esplanade Concert Hall Winning Bands - Division 3, 2A, 2B, and 1 Horwang School Wind Ensemble (Thailand) Nanyang Technological University Symphonic Band (Singapore)
COMPETITION SCHEDULE Division 2A 14:00 14:20 14:40 15:00 16:20 16:40 17:00 17:40 18:00 18:20 18:40
大连西岗海浪少年交响管乐团 SESMA Winds WRS Symphonic Band National Junior College Symphonic Band Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Symphonic Band Hsin Chuang Junior High School Symphonic Band / 新莊國中管樂團 Commonwealth Military Band The NEHS Wind Band St. Margaret ‘s Symphonic Band MARESMAF Wind Orchestra CT Winds
Division 2B 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 13:45 14:00 14:15 14:30 14:45 15:00 15:15 15:30 16:00 16:15 16:30 16:45 17:00 17:15 17:30 17:45 18:00 18:15
26 July 2016 , Tuesday
27 July 2016 , Wednesday
Whitley Symphonic Band Munsang College Symphonic Band 民生書院管樂團 Riverside Symphonic Band Yishun Secondary School Symphonic Band Nan Chiau Wind Orchestra Bukit View Military Band Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) Concert Band Bukit Merah Concert Band Jurong Symphonic Band Hai Sing Catholic School Concert Band Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) Concert Band Queensway Secondary School Concert Band Woodgrove Secondary School Symphonic Band Hillgrove Secondary School Concert Band Anderson Military Band CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent Concert Band Greenridge Symphonic Band Chong Boon Symphonic Band Jinjang High School Wind Band The St Patrick’s School Military Band Juying Secondary School Symphonic Band Seng Kang Secondary School Symphonic Band Guangyang Symphonic Band Kranji Symphonic Band Broadrick Secondary School Concert Band Raffles Institution Military Band
Division 2B 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15
Manjusri Concert Band 实外西区麓之声管乐团 Peirce Wind Symphony Damai Windz Good Hope School Symphonic Band Teck Whye Concert Band Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony East View Secondary Military Band CHIJ Katong Convent Concert Band
Division 3 14:30 14:45 15:00 15:15 15:45 16:00 16:15 16:30 16:45
15:20 15:45 16:40 17:05 17:30 19:30 19:55
28 July 2016 , Thursday
Anderson Primary School Brass Band 茂名市第十一小学管乐团 Creative Primary School Orchestra (Wind Band section) Nan-Yang Elementary School Wind Band Cedar Primary Brass Band Rivervale Primary School Brass Band Punggol Primary School Concert Band Yishun Primary Concert Band De Lasallian Brass
Division 1 14:00 14:55
28 July 2016 , Thusday
29 July 2016 , Friday
Tanjong Katong Alumni Band National University of Singapore Wind Symphony Millennia Institute Symphonic Band Jasa Winds 台灣新北市林口國中管樂團 Ngee Ann Polytechnic Concert Band Raffles Girls’ School Symphonic Band Sa-tri Wat Ra-khang Symphonic Band Republic Polytechnic Wind Symphony
Open Division & 31 July 2016 , Sunday Award Presentation 14:30 14:25 14:45 15:00 15:45 16:35
Division 1 Winning Band Division 2A Winning Band Division 2B Winning Band Division 3 Winning Band Intermission Horwang School Wind Ensemble Nanyang Technological University Symphonic Band Intermission Award Presentation for Divisions 3, 2B, 2A & 1 Announcement of Results and Award Presentation for Open Division Taiwan
OUTREACH PROGRAMME 30 JULY 2016 , SATURDAY
Outreach @ Palawan Playground , Sentosa 1.00 pm 1.30 pm 2.00 pm 2.30 pm 3.30 pm 4.00 pm 4.30 pm 5.00 pm
Jurong Symphonic Band Munsang College Symphonic Band 民生書院管樂團 Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) Concert Band Good Hope School Symphonic Band Commonwealth Military Band Sa-tri Wat Ra-khang Symphonic Band Greenridge Symphonic Band 台灣新北市林口國中管樂團
Outreach @ Asian Civilisations Museum 5.00 pm 5.30 pm 6.00 pm
Hillgrove Secondary School Concert Band Guangyang Symphonic Band Creative Primary School Orchestra (Wind Band section)
ADJUDICATORS Dr. Paula Holcomb
Wind Ensemble Director & Professor for Conducting State University of New York, Fredonia Dr. Paula Holcomb came to the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1999 as Director of Bands after serving in a similar position for 20 years at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Under her direction at Central College, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band toured internationally to Canada, Europe, and Mexico and performed at Alice Tully Hall of New York Cityâ€™s Lincoln Center. At Fredonia, the extensive band program consists of four concert bands. Dr. Holcomb conducts the Wind Ensemble and musicals, and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting. Additionally, she initiated the conducting program as part of the Master of Music in Performance. Highly sought after as an adjudicator and guest conductor, Dr. Holcomb has conducted bands and orchestras in 39 states, South America, Australia, Mexico, Europe, and Canada. She has presented Conducting Symposiums in Canada, South America, Australia and the United States. Dr. Holcomb is former assistant horn of the Des Moines Symphony and past president of the Iowa Music Educators Association. Recently, she was presented with the A. Frank Miller award from Kappa Kappa Psi, served on the Council and Artistic Planning Conference Committee for the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, serving on the board of the Conductors Guild and is currently Northeastern Division President-elect of the College Band Directors National Association.
President World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Bert Aalders studied horn, orchestra conducting, choir conducting and band conducting at the conservatories of Arnhem and Zwolle in The Netherlands. After playing horn in the symphony orchestra of Gelderland, he became president of the Music Information Centre Gelderland in 1990. He conducted several community bands and has given many workshops and masterclasses in different countries around the world. He is a member of the artistic committee of several music festivals and board member of the Dutch Conductors Association. In 1997 he became board member of WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) and in 2005 he became president of WASBE during the conference in Singapore in July 2005. In the summer of 2005, he became a member of the committee of WMC ambassadors during the World Music Contest in Kerkrade from 7 - 31 july. Since 2008 he has been General Manager of World Projects Europe.
Kana Aoshima Euphonium Lecturer Seitoku University
Kana Aoshima is an accomplished pianist and euphonium musician from Shizuoka, Japan. She graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts (previously named Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) with a Masters in Music and has since been a prominent figure in the euphonium field in Japan. Aoshima teaches the Euphonium in Seitoku University, Yamano music school, Rad music school and privately. She also performs regularly with wind bands and orchestras all over Japan. Aoshima founded the Ensemble Stella with her Euphonium students in 1993 and has led the ensemble in their regular concerts. She also composes a wide range of music for the euphonium ensemble, RaffinĂŠ and supervises the artistic development of the ensemble. RaffinĂŠ performs regularly in festivals, schools and has been holding their annual concert since 1999. Aoshima plays a key role in the biannual Euphonium Camp for amateur musicians and is a familiar face as jury for the All Japan Band Association Brass Band Competition.
Senior Director of Music Singapore Armed Forces Bands Having started his musical education on the piano at the age of ten, ME5 Philip Tng has since spiraled through tremendous musical boundaries to reach his current position as the Senior Director of Music of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Band. As a saxophonist with the SAF Music and Drama Company, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall in London. Upon graduation from the Bandmaster course with several accolades including the Graham Wallace Award for best overseas student bandmaster, the Sommerville Prize, and the first prize in the Fanfare Award of the Fred Mortimer Memorials Competition in 1993, ME5 Tng went on to become the Director of Music of the SAF Central Band. He held this position for five years before assuming the post of Senior Director of Music of the SAF Band in August 2000. ME5 Tng is active in many musical activities in Singapore, including conducting the National Day Parade and adjudication of local band competitions. In 2005, both the SAF Central Band and his community band, West Winds, were selected to perform at the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference held in Singapore. He has also been invited as adjudicator in Australia and as guest conductor at the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC), Seattle in 2006. ME5 Tng received another scholarship from the Singapore Armed Forces in 2008 topursue his Masters in Wind Band Conducting at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. During his studies, he had the privilege to study conducting with numerous conductors, namely, James Keene, Abel Ramirez, Roby George, Robert W. Rumbelow, Tim Foley, Stephen Peterson and Russel Mikkelson. Graduating with excellent academic achievements, he was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Douglas Bostock Music Director Argovia Philharmonic
The British conductor Douglas Bostock is Music Director of the Argovia Philharmonic in Switzerland (2001-). He was Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic (19911998). He has also served as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Chamber Philharmonic (1993-2011) and Regular Guest Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra (2002-2006). Douglas Bostock was Principal Conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (2000-2006), and thereafter their Principal Guest Conductor (2006-2010). Furthermore he is Music Director of the Hallwyl Opera Festival in Switzerland (2003-). His repertoire covers a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the present day, including all standard works, as well as many rarely performed works, contemporary music and opera. Douglas Bostock has appeared extensively with leading orchestras in most countries on the European continent, as well as in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Asia. Guest conducting engagements in the UK include the BBC orchestras, the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestras. In Europe he has conducted the Munich Symphony, the orchestras in Jena, Halle, Erfurt, Ă…rhus, Ă…lborg, Odense, Brno, and Bratislava, the South Jutland Symphony, the North German and Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestras, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Prague Symphony, amongst many others. On the American continent guest appearances include the National Orchestra Washington, the orchestras in Chicago, Kansas, Colorado, Calgary and Mexico. In Japan Douglas Bostock has conducted the New Japan Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic, Kyoto Symphony, Japan Century, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Gunma Symphony, and Geidai Philharmonia. Moreover, in recent years Douglas Bostock has been increasingly active as an opera conductor. He has appeared at many renowned international festivals and in the prestigious concert halls worldwide, as well as broadcasting for radio and television. A prolific recording artist, Douglas Bostock has nearly 100 CDs to his name, reflecting his diverse expertise in music of all styles, and including many less well-known and previously unrecorded works. His major recording cycles of the complete orchestral music of Carl Nielsen and the symphonies of Robert Schumann as well as the extensive British Symphonic Collection have won particular international acclaim. Douglas Bostock enjoys working with young musicians and is frequently invited to conduct at music colleges in Europe and Asia. He has been Guest Professor in the conducting and opera faculties at the Tokyo University of the Arts, and is Visiting Professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Japan. His conducting master classes in many countries enjoy great popularity.
Conductor & Composer Akira Toda graduated from Kunitachi Music College in 1975 and studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Music. He studied Euphonium under Kiyoshi Ohishi, and conducting under David Howell. Toda has been actively performing as a professional Euphonium player since his school days, and in 1978, he made his debut as a conductor. Since then, he has been active as a conductor, a composer and a band director. Upon Todaâ€™s invitation, James Swearingen, Robert Sheldon and F. Benciriscutto came to Japan, where he held a cliniciansâ€™ concert with them. His music for wind band, Procession to Peace, was selected as a competition piece by the All Japan Band Association in 2001. This piece was also chosen as part of the competition repertoire in Taiwan in 2005. Another one of his works, Kago-me Kago-me, was premiered at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in 2007. This was adopted into the repertoire of the band competition in Tennessee, the USA, in February 2009. Sudden Glory has also been performed in Chicago in 2011. Apart from that, two of his works, A Sketch for Solo Bass Clarinet and Concertino for Euphonium, have been added to the Repertoire of France all Academy. For his contributions to the arts, Toda was presented with a cultural prize by his hometown, Shichinohe-Town (Aomori Pref.), on March 13, 200.
GALA CONCERT by Kasetsart University Wind Symphony & Nond-see Orchestra Winds
30 JULY 2016
SATURDAY, 7.30 pm @ Esplanade Concert Hall
Surapol Tjamuawibool Nipatdh Kanchanahuta
Programme Hanuman / Jinnawat Mansap Panupak Mokhasak – Narrator, and two dancers Flowerdale – from Hymn of the Highlands / Philip Sparke Surasi Chanoksakul – Solo Cornet English Folk Song Suite (Original 4- movement version) 1923 / Ralph Vaughan Williams I. March – ”Seventeen come Sunday” - II. Sea Songs – ”Princess Royal” III. Intermezzo – ”My Bonny Boy” – IV. March - ”Folk Songs from Somerset” Symphony no.7 / David Maslanka I. Movement - III. Movement - IV. Movement - Intermission Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral / Richard Wagner Vilja from the Merry Widow / Franz Lehar, arr. Jinnawat Mansap Bussayapat Aunchittikul – Vocalist With One Look from Sunset Boulevard / Andrew Lloyd Webber Bussayapat Aunchittikul – Vocalist Pictures at an Exhibition / Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Promenade - Tuileries - Bydlo - Hut of Baba Yaga - The Great Gate of Kiev
In 1997, the symphonic band was founded as Kasetsart University Symphony Band with the initiative and the encouragement of Professor Dr. Theera Sutabutr – the President of Kasetsart University, Associate Professor Kamala Nakasiri – Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as Associate Professor Dr. Thawatchai Nakwong – the Department Head. Originally consisting of 35 students majoring in western music, it has expanded to its current strength of 55 members. It has also been renamed The Kasetsart University Wind Symphony. The Kasetsart University Wind Symphony (K.U. Wind) has been established to offer western music students a broader spectrum, improve their knowledge and talents in music to reach international standards and to act as cultural liaison between Kasetsart University and the public. Today, the K.U. Wind has not only become a symbol of high achievement, but also a medium to demonstrate Kasetsart University’s commitment to society.
COMPETITION DIVISION 2A 26 JULY 2016 大连西岗海浪少年交响管乐团 |
用音乐传递友谊、怀着感恩的心谱写----风雅悠然的音乐梦。乐团成立于2009年，现有团员70人。乐团连续三 年在大连成功举办《交响管乐》专场音乐会。2012年、2015年分别参加了《中华杯中国非职业优秀管乐队展演》 交响管乐比赛，并获得银奖。2013年，参加台湾《2013亚洲双簧年会&22nd嘉义市国际管乐节》展演，获得台湾 同胞及台湾各界人士的一致好评。
Repertoire : Choreography by Robert Sheldon | 朝天阙 by 陈丹
| Mohd Mustaqim Abdullah
SESMA Winds or formerly known as Virtuoso SESMA Band currently comprises of 75 students aged 13 – 17 from the Sultan Mahmud Secondary Science School in Terengganu, Malaysia. It performs regularly at state and national level celebrations and various programmes. In 2013 SESMA Winds visited Jakarta and Bandung for a few exchanges. They have also participated annually in the Boarding and Excellence Schools’ Wind Orchestra Festival and have achieved Gold Award for 4 times since 2010. This is SESMA Winds’s first participation in an international festival, and they hope to gain much input and feedback from this experience to achieve a better understanding of ensemble playing and of life.
Repertoire : March “Blue Sky” by Tohko Takagi | The Path Tenma for Wind Orchestra by Hiraoki Kataoka Choreography by Robert Sheldon
WRS Symphonic Band
| Ng Keng Fong, Colin
Woodlands Ring Secondary School Symphonic Band (WRSSB) has been achieving awards at the Singapore Youth Festival and the Singapore International Band Festival. Led by our band director, Mr Colin Ng, the Band contributes to the aesthetically vibrant culture of the school by performing at various school functions. The band aims to provide its students with an unforgettable learning experience which they can look back to with fondness, years after graduating from the school. The band aims not only to hone the musical skills of the students, but also to develop their character.
Repertoire : Chant and Jubilo by W. Francis McBeth | Fields Overture by Hiroki Takahashi
National Junior College Symphonic Band
| Seow Yibin
The National Junior College Symphonic Band (NJCSB) has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1969. In 2009, the College expanded the integrated programme to Junior High Year 1 and the Junior High wing of the Band was formed. The Junior High wing now functions under the baton of Mr Seow Yibin. Besides being an integral part of college life, the Junior High band has also participated in many local and overseas programmes to achieve higher standards of musicality. Members of the NJCSB have forged a strong band spirit which has contributed positively towards the Bandâ€™s achievements.
Repertoire : Dancing in the Wind by Yosuke Fukuda | Undertow by John Mackey
COMPETITION DIVISION 2A 26 JULY 2016 Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Symphonic Band | Francis Tan The Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Symphonic Band was founded in 1965 as a brass band comprising not more than 18 members. Since then, it has grown into a full symphonic instrumentation of more than 80 budding musicians. The Band has groomed many prominent musicians of today such as conductors, Seow YiBin, Darrell Ang and composer, Dr Kelly Tang. The Symphonic Band has also performed well in recent Wind Band Competitions receiving the Certificate of Distinction at the 2013 and 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging attaining the Gold Award at the 2012 and 2014 Singapore International Band festival.
Repertoire : Choreography by Robert Sheldon | Raising of Lazarus by Masanori Taruya
Hsin Chuang Junior High School Symphonic Band / 新莊國中管樂團 | 陳順發 1993年成立，迄今邁入第23年。1994年起由現任指揮陳順發老師指導，成績大放異彩，除多次代表新北市參加 全國比賽，更曾獲得二十一次特優佳績，亦多次榮獲全國冠軍，成績斐然。受邀各式大小演出更是遍及國內外， 包含奧地利、日本、韓國、香港、大陸、新加坡等地。
Repertoire : Festivo by Václav Nelhýbel | Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance
Commonwealth Military Band
| Thomas Chen
Since its inception in 1976, Commonwealth Military Band has grown from strength to strength over the years. Today, it has become one of the core performing arts CCA in the school and has achieved a distinction award in the Singapore Youth Festival 2015 Arts Presentation.
Repertoire : Choreography by Robert Sheldon | Weather Report by Shinâ€™ya Takahashi
The NEHS Wind Band |
The NEHS Wind Band has been established in 1992, and is currently led by both Yi-Chen Pao and Chia Lin. Our wind band started out as a band playing for the flag ceremony, but with the leadership and legacies of many remarkable seniors, it has now changed into a chamber wind band, and has an important place in the schoolâ€™s musical clubs. The NEHS Wind Band often performs in major school events, such as the Opening Ceremony, Field Day Entrance Performance, School Anniversary Opening Performance, etc. In our performances, you will not only hear the notes played with our hearts, but also our passion and love to our wind band.
Repertoire : Choreography by Robert Sheldon | Persis by James L. Hosay
COMPETITION DIVISION 2A 26 JULY 2016 St. Margaret’s Symphonic Band |
Ngiam Xing Hao
St. Margaret’s Secondary School Symphonic Band (SMSB) was formed in 1972. Over the years, SMSB has been contributing to the vibrant aesthetic culture of the school by performing at various school functions. Recently SMSB has held a public concert under the Limelight series at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Under the baton of band director, Mr Alvin Seville, SMSB has made many significant achievements, receiving the Certificate of Distinction at the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation for Concert Bands. Through its enriching programme, SMSB aims to provide its members with an unforgettable learning experience not only in music but in values as well.
Repertoire : Choreography by Robert Sheldon | Chronos Fragments by Daisuke Ehara
MARESMAF Wind Orchestra |
Muhammad Faeiz Khelmee
The team known as MARESMAF Wind Orchestra was established on 2008. started out as a brass band, they turned their focus into Wind Orchestra on 2011. Among their best achievements are winning the Gold Medal Award in the National Wind Orchestra competition organized by UPSI (universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris) on 2013. They also achieved the same amazing result in the same competition on 2015. Furthermore, they gained valuable experience at international level when they participated in the Singapore International Band Festival in 2014. MARESMAF Wind Orchestra is an admirable icon of MRSM FELDA, the team’s motto is “heroes are not born, they are made”.
Repertoire : Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt | Choreography by Robert Sheldon
Clementi Town Symphonic Band, also known as CTWinds, started in the 1980s with humble beginnings.It has since grown to its current 75 members strong status. CTWinds has never failed to wow audiences at their performances held both locally and internationally. Besides their achievements during the biennial Singapore Youth Festival, CTWinds have had the honour of performing at the Esplanadeâ€™s Limelight programme, and also at the Istana with President Dr. Tony Tan in attendance. Besides learning technical skills on their instrument, Bandsmen also develop music, appreciation, discipline and self-confidence.
Repertoire : No Shadow of Turning by David R. Gillingham | Choreography by Robert Sheldon
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Whitley Symphonic Band
| Tay Jun Ngiap
Whitley Symphonic Band consists of a small group of young budding musicians who are passionate about music and has the drive to learn. We aim to nurture and develop our students’ potential in music and impart values through various music platforms.The Whitley Symphonic Band has staged various performances, of which the most recent performance was at ITE College Central. Other performances included outdoor public performance at Sentosa’s Merlion Park, National Day Observance Ceremony and Purple Parade at Hong Lim Park etc. The students have put in hard work and effort for all the performances and it was heartening to see that the band and audience both had a good time.
Repertoire : Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaud / arr. John Higgins | The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty
Munsang College Symphonic Band
| Cheung Ying Hung Sean
Munsang College Symphonic Band has been established since 2003. With Mr. Cheung Ying Hung as its current band supervisor and conductor, the band provides systematic training to students to arouse their interests in music. Under years of development, the band has become one of the most well-organized school symphonic bands in Hong Kong. Munsang College Symphonic Band has been actively participating in different inter-school music competitions, and was awarded Grand Champion of Secondary Classes of 2015, as well as Gold Prizes in the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; second runners-up in the intermediate class of Hong Kong Schools Music Festival 2011, 2012 and 2013; Gold Awards in Winter Band Festival 2010, 2011and 2012. In October 2015, the Symphonic Band participated in an international symphonic band festival held in Longgang Cultural Centre, Shenzhen and received a Gold Award. Over the years, the Symphonic Band has been participating frequently in international exchanges and performances, including performances and exchange activities in Xinghai Conservatory and China Conservatory of Music, as well as exchanging with student musicians from Singapore and Taiwan. Furthermore, the band was given masterclasses and clinic by various internationally renowned musicians and conductors.
Repertoire : Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke | Into the Storm by Robert W. Smith
Riverside Secondary School Symphonic Band
| Takehiro Oura
Riverside Secondary School Symphonic Band was found in 1988, and it has grown into a very prolific CCA in school. Its many achievements include the honourable Silver award from the 2007 Beijing International Band Festival. The Band has been participating in the Singapore International Band Festival since its debut in 2008, and was proud to have achieved gold for the 2nd Singapore International Band Festival in 2010. The Band was also awarded Distinction at SYF Arts Presentation in 2013, 2015.
Repertoire : Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher | Sunburst by Erik Morales
Yishun Secondary School Symphonic Band
| Philip Han
Yishun Secondary School (YSS) Symphonic Band achieved the Certificate of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2015. The band has performed in many external events, such as the World Water Day celebrations and the Chinese New Year Hong Bao distribution at Chong Pang Community Centre in 2015. The school also provides our band members with opportunities to attend concerts performed by professional bands and orchestras. These performances provide opportunities for our members to hone their musical skills, as well as to grow and mature in their level of music appreciation. The YSS Symphonic Band is conducted by Mr. Philip Han.
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | Acclamations by Ed Huckeby
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Nan Chiau Wind Orchestra
| Pip Tang
Wind Orchestra is a big family of musicians who pride themselves in their passion for excellent performance in music. Members continue to scale greater heights in music appreciation and achievements through regular practices, performances, music exchanges and competitions. Beyond cultivating and enhancing students’ musical ability, character development is highly regarded where members are given opportunities to be groomed into confident leaders and excellent team players.
Repertoire : The Witching Hour by Randall D. Standridge | Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke
Bukit View Military Band
| Lim Hui Min
The Band was formed in 1987 and currently has a membership of 60 members. The Band emphasizes on musicianship as well as discipline. This is done through regular music and instrumental practices. Our members are given opportunities to perform in public concerts and the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. We also provide ample opportunities to hone students’ leadership and organization skills through weekly practices and engaging activities such as camps and games.
Repertoire : Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke | Celebration and Song by Robert Sheldon
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) Concert Band | Tan Sim Wah Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) Concert Band was first founded in 1985 as a military band. It was gradually converted to become the concert band it is today, although still holding on to some of its military band roots. Under the tutelage and baton of Mr Samuel Tan Sim Wah, the band has also participated in performances at the community level, such as the National Day Observance Ceremony for the Greenville Residence Committee in 2014 and Band Fiesta In The Community at West Mall in 2015. At Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2015, the band achieved a Certificate of Accomplishment.
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | Ross Roy by Jacob de Haan
Bukit Merah Concert Band
| Lim Sze Ai
Bukit Merah Concert Band strives to inculcate in our students a lifelong passion for music and to share this passion with others. The Concert Band participated in the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival, with 2 pieces titled, â€˜Singapura Suite and Blue Ridge Saga. The students participated actively, and come together as a team to achieve the Certificate of Accomplishment. In addition to that, the Band put up performance for Chinese New Year, Speech Day and National Day. In 2016, we strive to reach out to the community and performed at the opening ceremony of the Lakeside Family Services.
Repertoire : Choreography by Robert Sheldon | The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Jurong Symphonic Band
| Erik Tan
Beginning as a military band in 1976, it formally became the Jurong Symphonic Band in 2002. What has remained constant is the Band’s emphasis on excellence in character, music and discipline. This emphasis drives the Band’s pursuit in expanding the musical journey of all its members. Besides the annual and regular performances in school to add colour and grandeur to celebrations and commemorations, the Band also seeks to work with many other aesthetic groups such as the Choir and Chinese Orchestra. JSB believes in bringing the joy of music to the community at large, continually seeking opportunities to stage quality performances and to immerse in joyful music-making.
Repertoire : Shaker Variants by Elliot Del Borgo | Jubiloso by Ed Huckeby
Hai Sing Catholic School Concert Band
| Tay Kai Kaitze
The band has about 80 members from Sec ones to Sec fives. We had participated in Singapore Arts Appreciation and had taken part in major school events. We had also participated in the school’s own musical production.
Repertoire : River Trail Expedition by Robert Sheldon | A Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher
The Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) Concert Band | Wong Yew Hon The Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) Concert Band is indeed a band of brothers united in the common purpose of spreading their love of music and dedication to their craft. Despite the bandâ€™s humble enrollment, each member carries deep conviction towards the CCA and strives towards excellence. This has helped the band to attain the Achievement Award in the Singapore Youth Festival - Arts Presentation in 2015. Because at Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) Concert Band, every note played from each instrument and every beat of the drum is for the glory of God. Because the Best is Yet to Be!
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | March Beyond The Critical Point by Shinâ€™Ya Takahashi The Red Covered Bridge by Robert Sheldon
Queensway Secondary School Concert Band
| Edmund Chang
Queensway Secondary School Concert band aims to cultivate in students the passion for music-making and instill in every member the sense of responsibility and leadership. The band achieves its aims through the various activities organized for the members throughout the year. Such activities include band camps, intensive training camps, band exchanges and masterclasses. The band took part in the SYF Arts Presentation in 2015 and they achieved a Certificate of Accomplishment. Currently, the total membership of the band is 68 and the band hopes to soar to greater heights under the baton of our current music director, Mr Edmund Chang.
Repertoire : Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher | Hymnsong Variants by Robert W. Smith
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Woodgrove Secondary School Symphonic Band
| Lee Rui Xiong
The Woodgrove Secondary School Symphonic Band presently comprises of approximately ninety members. Headed by conductor Mr Vincent Lee, the Band has participated in countless school events and external performances, as well as served in the community. Most notably, the Band was awarded the Certificate of Distinction at the 2013 and 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. The Band also held their very own public concert, Vivace, at the Singapore Conference Hall in 2014. Most recently, the Band embarked on an overseas Music Exchange program to Hong Kong, where they interacted with two local schools and performed in Hong Kong Disneyland.
Repertoire : Heavenâ€™s Light by Steven Reineke | Adventure Tale of Neverland by Daisuke Shimuzu
Hillgrove Secondary School Concert Band | Puvindran S/O Gunathilakan Formed in 2001, the Hillgrove Concert Band has grown from strength to strength over the years. In 2015, the passionate and resilient young musicians supported key school events such as the schoolâ€™s Speech Day and National Day. The band was awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment at the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation under the baton of Mr. Puvindran S/O Gunathilakan. The band has a common goal - to push beyond their perceived individual limit. The band will continue to strive and move ahead with the motto - one band, one sound, one family!
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | Blue Ridge Saga by James Swearingen
Anderson Military Band
| Lester Lim
The Anderson Military Band (AMB) is a group of hardworking and dedicated musicians. By regularly participating in presentations, concerts and exchange programs, the AMB members gain many opportunities to learn and demonstrate their musical talents, whilst building character and leadership and forging many friendships through their music.
Repertoire : Green Hills Fantasy by Thomas Doss | Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent Concert Band
| Clive Choo
Creating a Symphony of One Band, One Family, One Sound The CHIJ St. Theresa’s Band has well lived out its motto of being Steadfast, Tenacious, Committed through the colourful range of programmes designed to develop its members’ potential. Under the tutelage of Mr Clive Choo and the teachers-in-charge, the band has expanded its musical performance repertoire and also inculcated group values like perseverance and teamwork. Over the years, the band performed during morning assemblies, Theresian Award Days and Singapore Youth Festivals. The band also arranged for a game day in between our trainings to provide new members a chance to interact with their seniors and to unwind. Through the above events and performances, the Band has grown in camaraderie and discipline. These experiences have also provided the band with valuable insights and experiences as they prepare to embark on their journey towards the Singapore International Band Festival in 2016.
Repertoire : To Be Vivid Stars by Satoshi Yagisawa | Shaker Variants by Elliot Del Borgo
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Greenridge Symphonic Band
| Tay Jun Ngiap
The Greenridge Symphonic Band aims to expose the members to various musical styles and genres through performances in various settings. Some of the band’s public performances last year include the Singapore Youth Festival 2015, NDP celebrations at Petir Park, and the GSS50 Homecoming Dinner. The conductor, Mr Tay Jun Ngiap, has more than 15 years of experience of band mentorship and is also currently teaching two other secondary school bands together with Greenridge Symphonic band. Under the baton of Mr Tay, the band is striving for higher levels of excellence through rigorous musical training and rehearsals.
Repertoire : Towards the Next Step by Yo Goto | The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty | Overture on a Hymn Tune by Johnnie Vinson
Chong Boon Symphonic Band
| Seow Yibin
From its humble beginnings in 1994, Chong Boon Symphonic Band has blossomed and flourished, instilling a love of music in a long line of students. Exactly 20 years ago in 1996, we made our concert debut in ‘ Metiér 1’ . For the next two decades, we have upheld a strong tradition established by our first batch of seniors. Their vision of “Metiér”, the French word for “artistic craft”, has continued to inspire their juniors to excel in their chosen craft of musical performance. In 2015, the band clinched a Certificate of Accomplishment in the Singapore Youth Festival, which was testament to the members’ dedication and passion. The band is also a familiar sight performing annually at the National Day observance ceremony in Teck Ghee, and at all major school events, enthralling audiences with what they do best.
Repertoire : Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke | Lighthearted March by Yo Goto | Storm Warning! by Robert Sheldon
Jinjang High School Windband
| Wan Heng Kai
Jinjang High School Windband was established in year 2004. On 12th April 2008, we achieved third place in the Marching Concert Band competition at Multimedia University.On 27th December 2008,we held a concert entitled ‘Let’s Party‘. In year 2013, we hed another concert with the theme ‘ Everyone Can Fly ‘. In 2014, we took part in a competition at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris and achieved a silver award. in 2015, we had another concert, this time with the theme ‘ Wind of Four Seasons’.
Repertoire : The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty | Thunderbolt (A P-47 Tribute) by Johnnie Vinson
The St Patrick’s School Military Band
| David Anthony Glosz
A bugle, fife and drum band was first formed on 2nd March 1953 which was later converted into Singapore’s first school military band in 1957. Since then, the band had undergone many major transformations. Over these years, under the baton of their resident conductor, Mr David Glosz, the Saint Patrick’s School Military Band has established itself as one of the most outstanding secondary school bands in Singapore, most notably, with eleven consecutive gold awards since 1990 and two certificates of distinction in 2013 and 2015, Singapore Youth Festival.
Repertoire : Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke | Flight of Valor by James Swearingen
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Juying Secondary School Symphonic Band
| Teo Sin Hua
Juying Secondary School Symphonic Band, under the care of our teachers-in-charge, Mr Dayan Tan Ying Peng, Mr Datta Romit Kumar, Mrs Choong Lay Len and the guidance of our band conductor, Mr Jasen How and assistant band conductor, Mr Teo Sin Hua, has flourished and developed into a vibrant and versatile band that is able to play both contemporary and classical pieces. Our members are committed to delighting the audience every time we perform. Through music making, we continue to polish our craft and cultivate ourselves to becoming a team of musicians with strength of character. We hope to inspire the love for symphonic band and give back to the society, one note at a time.
Repertoire : Heavenâ€™s Light by Steven Reineke | El Camino Real by Alfred Reed / arr. Robert Longfield
Seng Kang Secondary School Symphonic Band
| Jacintha Tan
Sengkang Secondary Symphonic Band, also known as SKY Band was founded in 2001. Over the years, the Band has developed musically and artistically which has resulted in the attainment of Certificate of Accomplishment in the Singapore Arts Festival 2015. Sky Band also renders its unconditional service to the school by putting up performances for the various school events. Moreover, SKY Band actively contributes back to its community by participating in events such as the Punggol Parade during National Day. SKY Band prides itself in nurturing its members to be disciplined and committed while striving towards the holistic development of every member.
Repertoire : Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher | Among the Cloud by Brian Balmages
Guangyang Symphonic Band
| Jasen How
Since its formation in 2005, Guangyang Symphonic Band (GYSB) has grown and matured significantly over the years. It focuses not just on grooming its members musically but more importantly on developing leadership qualities, confidence and discipline in every member. GYSB is a close-knit family with a common passion to touch the lives of its audiences and bring about a greater appreciation of music. Over the years, it has performed in many community events such as the Heartlands CLAP and Weekend Symphony at Sentosa to name some. It recent achievements include Certificates of Accomplishment in 2013 and 2015 SYF Arts Presentations.
Repertoire : Heavenâ€™s Light by Steven Reineke | Blue Ridge Saga by James Swearingen
Kranji Symphonic Band
| Badrui Hisham Jahir
The Kranji Symphonic Band was formed when the school started in our present premises in 1996. Under the baton of conductor Mr Badrul Hisham, the band has grown in strength and ability. Currently, the band has about 100 members. It has participated in eight Singapore Youth Festivals since 2001, The Band has performed at various venues such as Marina Bay Sands Arts and Science Museum, Merlion Park @ One Fullerton and The Singapore Flyer. In 2012, the band took part in an international competition at Genting, Malaysia and clinched the Gold with Honours award.
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | Exaltation by James Swearingen
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 27 JULY 2016 Broadrick Secondary School Concert Band
| Yeo Jie Yuan
“A Band that Achieves N Delights” Broadrick Concert Band seeks to instil in its members discipline, perseverance and the spirit of excellence to perform music. Through the various performances and CCA activities, members build up their tenacity for greater challenges and learn to appreciate the intricacies of concert music. Our members also learn to work together through their many practices, performances and bonding sessions. At the same time, opportunities are given to members to build up their leadership and communication skills.
Repertoire : Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke | King’s Mountain Adventure by Ed Huckeby
Raffles Institution Military Band
| Lim Yean Hwee
The Raffles Institution Band was officially founded in 1963, and is one of the oldest bands in Singapore. The 1980s was the golden age for the band as it impressed both judges and competitors with its high standards. Having since turned symphonic, the band still keeps its military origins close to the heart and exemplifies the sae determination and passion for the music. Every bandsman is expected to uphold a high standard, adhering to the band’s motto ‘We should! We must! We can! We will!. The inner fire within bondsmen is the driving force behind what we do, as we continue to strive to improve ourselves.
Repertoire : Heaven’s Light by Steven Reineke | Concert Etude, Op. 49 by Alexander Goedicke / arr. David Marlatt | Fanfare No. 1 by Wataru Hokoyama
28 JULY 2016 Manjusri Concert Band
| Yeo Jie Yuan
Manjusri Concert Band has grown to become a band of 85 members strong over the years. The commitment of the band members and the conductors has seen a healthy progress of the band leading to the achievement of the Certificate of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival 2015. In January this year, the band has also put up a concert in school to showcase the success of the music program. The concert provides an opportunity for artistic expression with support and collaboration of the alumni members. The band aims to continue to cultivate the love of music in the students and also to train the students to be more resilient.
Repertoire : Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher | Celebration and Song by Robert Sheldon
实外西区管乐团成立于2004年，通过多年的探索和实践，培养了大批优秀西洋管乐人才。每年的学校艺术节 上，在接待美国、法国等友好学校访问的欢迎会上，都能看到学校管乐团的精彩演出。乐团在2010年以后，得 到李天池博士的热情指导，由李晓明、郝奥、朱海燕老师担任常任指挥，乐团迅速得到发展。在2011年第三届 香港迪斯尼冬韵管乐节上获得银奖；2014年参加维也纳金色大厅“迎新春”音乐会获得金奖；在四川省历届“ 雅马哈”杯校际管乐大赛上获得一等奖。管乐团学生的良好表现为学校争得了荣誉，充分展示了实外西区学生 的艺术风采。
Repertoire : How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell / arr. Sean O’Loughlin | The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 28 JULY 2016 Peirce Wind Symphony
| Takehiro Oura
Peirce Wind Symphony (PWS) was established in the 1990s. Currently, PWS has the honour of being under the baton of Mr Oura Takehiro, who is renowned and much esteemed in the music circle in Singapore. PWS participates actively in both school events such as the schoolâ€™s National Day Parade and Speech Day, and external events and competitions such as the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (SYF-AP) and inter-school exchanges. PSW hopes to develop in its members a keen appreciation of music and a lifelong enjoyment of music performance that culminates in a contribution to the music scene in Singapore.
Repertoire : Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher | Intrepid Journey by Robert Sheldon
| Wong Yew Hon
Damai Symphonic Band or more affectionately known as Damai Windz by our members, is a concert band that caters to studentsâ€™ interest in music and those who would like to learn to play musical instruments. The band plays an extended repertoire with a variety of pieces that range from classical to contemporary. Most of our members do not have a musical background and yet, they are able to grasp their instruments and competitively play different genres of music with the guidance of our instructor, Mr.Wong Yew Hon, alumni members and seniors.
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | Introduction and Caprice by Charles Carter
Good Hope School Symphonic Band
| Ngai Lung Shing, Kelvin
The GHS Symphonic Band was founded in 1984 and is composed of over 65 students. Over the years, the band has received numerous awards and favourable comments at the Hong Kong International Youth Music Festival, Winter Band Festival and the Hong Kong Music Festival. The Symphonic Band has been actively participating in various music-related activities in Hong Kong, including public performances, local or international joint school events, accompanying musical and Catholic masses. It has also been frequently invited to give performances in various school events.
Repertoire : Portrait of a Clown by Frank Ticheli | Hunting Scene by Satoshi Yagisawa
Teck Whye Concert Band
| Neo Yi Jie, Jovan
Teck Whye Concert Band participated in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2015 and was presented the Certificate of Accomplishment. In the same year, the band was invited to perform on Labour Day on 1st May 2015 at the Istana for the public which was a rare opportunity for the band. Under the baton of the charismatic and passionate current band director, Mr Jovan Neo, the band is given an effective boost of confidence. At present, the band members are honing their skills and striving to better themselves in many areas in anticipation of more ground-breaking opportunities.
Repertoire : Fields Overture by Hiromi Takahashi | The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty
COMPETITION DIVISION 2B 28 JULY 2016 Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony
| Apivut Minalai
Formed in 1985, the Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony is one of the Performing Arts Program in Suranaree Wiitaya School, all girls school from Nakhon Ratchasima, a beautiful town in the north-eastern in Thailand. To date, the band has 120 members, making up for the bands. In spite of its relative long history, it demonstrated resoluteness in its continue pursuit of musical development and excellence. Form its humble inception, under the direction of Mr.Adul Plengsantia and under the baton of Mr.Apivut Minalai it went on to achieve the gold medal at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade Netherlands (WMC) for 7 times. In 2009 the Bands got WMC Champion in world division in 2013 the band got gold award in same week for WMC concert and marching Band contest. 2015 and 2016 The Band also won All Thailand Band Royal Cup Competition 2 times for Concert Band Contest. In 2014 The Band also ever join Singapore International Band Festival (2B Division) and 2015 European Championship in Germany and 2015 WAMSB Concert Band contest in Copenhagen Denmark. With the support from the Thailand government, school, band instructor, teachers, parents and school not only has the band learned to appreciate and play music, young girls with good life values were fostered in the process as well.
Repertoire : To Be Vivid Stars by Yagisawa, Satoshi | Shaker Variants by Elliot Del Borgo | Ghost Fleet by Robert Sheldon
East View Secondary Military Band
| Edmund Chang
The East View Secondary Military Band is a Co-Curricular Activity(CCA) in East View Secondary School. The band is vibrant community with an encouraging culture that cultivates in our band members a life-long passion for music. We believe strongly that every student in the band, no matter their starting points, will be able to develop musicianship skills, and hence become a dependable member, a driven instrumentalist, and a dedicated performer. The band was recently awarded the Certificate of Commendation at the 2015 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation.
Repertoire : Hymnsong Variants by Robert W. Smith | Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher
CHIJ Katong Convent Concert Band |
Sim Kim Seng
Formed in 2010, the CHIJ Katong Convent Concert Band is the newest Co-Curricular Activity in the school. Despite its short history, the concert band has made outstanding achievements in the local schoolsâ€™ arts scene. These include Gold Awards at the Singapore International Band Festival and National Band Competition in 2012 & 2014. On their first overseas trip to the Hong Kong Winter Band Festival 2012, they were memorably bestowed the Gold Award. In 2015, the band was invited by Esplanade â€“ Theatres on the Bay to present their debut concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
Repertoire : The Red Balloon by Anne McGinty | Covington Square by James Swearingen
COMPETITION DIVISION 3 28 JULY 2016 Anderson Primary School Brass Band
| Lim Tien Chew Jonathan
Anderson Primary School Brass Band aims to create a fun environment where our pupils can learn, grow and enjoy making music together. We are a band with pride, ever striving to become a band of excellence. Led by our able band directors, Mr Jonathan Lim and Mr Matthew Aw, the band has participated in many local and overseas events such as the public performances at the Merlion Park, Gardens by the Bay and the Winter Band Festival in Hongkong Disneyland etc. In 2014 and 2016, our Brass Band received the Distinction award in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation.
Repertoire : Lighthearted March by Yo Goto | I Have Been Working On The Railroad by 水口透
茂名市第十一小学管乐团成立于2013年9月，以“音乐改变人”的教育观念让学生与乐团共同成长，乐团发展 期间定期邀请国内外大师进行乐团指导，于2015年8月与少年宫一同受邀参加台湾国际管乐节，获得管乐合奏 少年组金奖。
Repertoire : Into The Storm by Robert W. Smith | Trails of Gary by James Swearingen
Creative Primary School Orchestra (Wind Band section) Lam Chi Yeung, Danny
啟思小學管樂團成立於1998年而於2007年加入弦樂組成為啟思小學管弦樂團。現由李羽翹老師及林志揚先生擔任 訓練及指揮。樂團現有六十多位團員。去年樂團開始於管樂、 敲擊樂及弦樂幾方面作不同的發展，因應需要而把 樂團作不同的組合，包括管樂團、弦樂團、敲擊樂團及管弦樂團。由樂器演奏表現優異的同學經甄選後加入，團 員接受嚴格而正統的音樂及合奏訓練。 是次參加比賽的是樂團中的管樂及敲擊樂同學，來自一至六年級。
Repertoire : Scorpion! by Richard L. Saucedo | Excelsior! by James Curnow
Nan-Yang Elementary School Wind Band |
〜 一個藉由音樂把心中對生命的感動呈現出來的社團 〜 創團：民國八十六年五月陳忠秀校長、汪忠義老師創立本團迄今。 茁壯：樂團在現任校長 楊朝銘先生的鼎力支持下，不斷創造佳績。 成果：98年度起鄭順勝老師擔任樂團總監，自101年起，團長 汪忠義帶領樂團進行「管樂下鄉」 期許：圓一個音樂的美夢 南陽管樂團，或許沒有世界級大師，沒有一流舞臺，但這裡有熱誠的老師、溫馨的樂室，大家一起尋夢、築夢、 圓夢，為建立一個美好的音樂國度而努力著，期許我們和我們的孩子都能因為音樂更懂得欣賞生命。 近年全國音樂比賽決賽佳績101~104學年度連續4年特優 。
Repertoire : Into the Storm by Robert W. Smith | Kumbayah Variations by Kees Vlak
COMPETITION DIVISION 3 28 JULY 2016 Cedar Primary Brass Band
| Jacintha Tan
Cedar Primary Brass Band is a relatively small band of about 30 members ranging from Primary Two to Primary Six levels. We have recently attended the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2016 and received a Certificate of Accomplishment. The band has previous outdoor performing experience such as South East Clean and Green SG50 Carnival, and Christmas outdoor concert at Ngee Ann City.
Repertoire : The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa | Fanfare and Triumph by James Swearingen
Rivervale Primary School Brass Band
| Philip Han
Rivervale Primary School Brass Band was formed in 1999 with 20 members. Since its inception, the band has grown from strength to strength. To date, there are about 90 members. To support the development of studentsâ€™ character and musical appreciation, the Rivervale Brass Band Programme that started from 2011 has seen positive outcomes since its implementation. Rivervale Primary school Brass Band attained Gold award in the 2014 edition of Singapore International Band Festival. During the recent Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging for Bands 2016, it has achieved a Certificate of Distinction.
Repertoire : Beyond the Highlands by Benjamin Yeo | Nottingham Sketches by Tracy O. Behrman
Punggol Primary School Concert Band
| Yea Guo Ming
Guided by our belief that ‘Every Child has Interests and Talents’, Punggol Primary School Concert Band has been nurturing budding musicians since 2005. With a passion for music and expression, the PPS concert band has grown from strength to strength under the tutelage of Mr Yea Guo Ming. We continue to seek opportunities to widen our repertoire to improve our musicality. PPS concert band has performed as a guest band for various schools, ‘Concert by the Bay’ series and played in a combined concert in a cultural immersion programme. PPS concert band has also clinched a Certificate of Distinction in the SYF Arts Presentation 2016.
Repertoire : Future of Tomorrow by Benjamin Yeo | Chase at Midnight by Tim Fisher
Yishun Primary Concert Band
| Mohammad Faizal Bin Othman
Yishun Primary Concert Band Provide opportunities for pupils to develop an appreciation of music and enrich their lives through music. The CCA identifies and develops young talents through Yishun Primary Concert Band to be actively involved as participants and contributors to the music scene in school and beyond. It encourages lifelong learning and provides a supportive environment for enjoyable participation in a variety of local and international musical activities and competitions. The CCA inculcates values such as teamwork, resilience, responsibility, sense of purpose and creativity. The CCA received its Niche Grant (Primary) since 2008.
Repertoire : Future of Tomorrow by Benjamin Yeo | A New Beginning by Satoshi Yagisawa
COMPETITION DIVISION 3 28 JULY 2016 De Lasallian Brass
| David Anthony Glosz
The De Lasallian (DSL) Brass was formed in 2014 as a collaboration between the brass bands of St Anthony’s Primary School (SAPS), St Joseph’s Institution (Junior) [SJIJ] and St Stephen’s School (SSS). Comprising the senior members of the bands, they come together regularly to practice and perform music. Together, the pupils of the DLS Brass performed at the SIBF 2014 and clinched a Gold award. In 2015, they embarked on a musical tour of the Gold Coast, Brisbane Australia.
Repertoire : Future of Tomorrow by Benjamin Yeo | Invicta by James Swearingen
COMPETITION DIVISION 1 29 JULY 2016 Tanjong Katong Alumni Band |
The Tanjong Katong Alumni Band is composed of band students graduated from Tanjong Katong Secondary School.
Repertoire : Armenian Dances, Part 1 by Alfred Reed | Three Portraits for Symphonic Band, II. Chorale and III. March by Dr. Kelly Tang
National University of Singapore Wind Symphony
| Francis Tan
Since its inception in 1968, the NUS Wind Symphony (NUSWS) has established itself as one of the premier wind orchestras in local music scene, and is proud to be one of the pioneering bands in Singapore. From humble beginnings as a military band, the NUSWS has since grown from strength to strength, playing plays works of increasing depth and sophistication. Today, the wind orchestra is a major platform upon which NUS students from all faculties can pursue their interest in music, providing them with a holistic education, inculcating a fine appreciation for music and the arts.
Repertoire : Three Portraits for Symphonic Band, II. Chorale and III. March by Dr. Kelly Tang | Sidus by Thomas Doss
COMPETITION DIVISION 1 Millennia Institute Symphonic Band (MISB) |
Refat Jawad Ahmed
Millennia Institute Symphonic Band (MISB) was established as a platform for dedicated and passionate musicians to spread our love for music to the masses. We hope to develop strength of character through music playing that is necessary for us to cope with the demands of the A-Level Examinations. The band performed in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (SYF) in 2015 where we achieved the Certificate of Accomplishment in the Junior College/ Centralised Institute Level. The Arts Presentation also serves as a milestone check encouraging the band to reach greater heights in upcoming performances.
Repertoire : Traffic by Thomas Doss | Persis Overture by James L. Hosay | Flight of the Piasa by Robert Sheldon
| Wan Muhammad Nazrullah Wan Nazli
Jasa Winds consists of aspiring music talents who believe in â€œsustaining a crescendo momentumâ€™ in expressing good music. It was founded in the early years of this millennium to realize the long-cherished dream of the HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin al-Muadzam Shah who wants to create a stage for young musicians to discover and show their talent. We have actively participated in various competitions and cultural events locally and internationally. We wish to aspire to greater heights and aim to deliver better music than the best.
Repertoire : Introit by Fisher Tull | Legend of the Ancient Hero by Benjamin Yeo
林口國中管樂團自86年成立以來，已有19年的歷史，在歷任校長和林口各界的大力支持下，林口國中管樂團積 極參與林口區各界活動，更力求進步，不斷精益求精。2010年，先是自室外行進樂隊轉型成為室內管樂團，力 求演奏技巧和樂曲詮釋的精進。林口國中管樂團在現任校長徐淑芬校長以及指揮張穎中老師和樂團指導陳承業 老師的帶領及指導下，林口國中管樂團的素質全面提升，在各項競賽及演出深獲各界好評。
Repertoire : Festal Scenes by Yasuhide Ito | Hymn to the Sun - With the Beat of Mother Earth by Satoshi Yagisawa
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Concert Band
| Tan Aik Kee, Steven
Established in 1983, the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Concert Band has have had many performances, including two annual concerts, Arts Fiesta which promotes the arts within Ngee Ann Polytechnic and our own concert series, Rondeau. We have many passionate musicians coming together with our alumnus and conductor, Mr Tan Aik Kee to create wonderful music for the audience to enjoy. Recently in 2016 we had just staged our 30th Edition of Rondeau. Outside our concerts, we occasionally perform at different outreach events and have exchanges with local schools to spread our love for music and reach out to the public.
Repertoire : October by Eric Whitacre | Music for a Festival by Philip Sparke
COMPETITION DIVISION 1 Raffles Girls’ School Symphonic Band
| Seow Yibin
The Raffles Girls’ School Symphonic Band has come a long way since its pioneering years in the 1960s and has grown to become one of Singapore’s finest ensembles. Besides playing for many school celebrations and functions, the band has also performed overseas in countries such as the Unites States and Japan.With much optimism and zeal, the band hopes to foster team spirit and camaraderie among members, thus living up to the band’s motto, ‘Friendliness, Humility, Responsibility’. Led by our esteemed conductor, Mr Seow Yibin, the RGS Symphonic Band will continue to ignite a deep passion for music amongst members and scale to greater heights.
Repertoire : October by Eric Whitacre | Omisoka by Itaru Sakai
Sa-tri Wat Ra-khang Symphonic Band
| Wittaya Lagkum
Gold Prize in WMC 2005, Gold Prize in WMC 2009, Gold Prize in WAMSB 2011 Resteader GM ,Gold Prize in WAMSB 2014 Resteader GM ,Gold Prize in 2013 Modena ,Milano, Italy ,Champions Marching and Parade in 2014 Jamber Indonisia, Gold Prize in 2016 Thailand Royal cup.
Repertoire : Traffic by Thomas Doss | Music of Spheres by Philip Sparke
Republic Polytechnic Wind Symphony
| Muhd Yusri B Md Ali
The Republic Polytechnic Wind Symphony (RPWS) began its humble musical journey on 1st August 2003. RPWS was spearheaded by RPâ€™s very own students. Under the baton of Mr. David Anthony Glosz, the band had its first performance with only 18 musicians. RPWS hosted the WASBE 2005 outreach concert, with musicians from Hong Kong and Israel during their visit to Singapore. In 2006, CPT Muhd Yusri B Md Ali took over the band. In 2008, Wind Symphony clinched 2nd place in Division 1 in the SIBF. RPWS continues to provide a platform for young musicians to express their passion for music.
Repertoire : Three Portraits for Symphonic Band, II. Chorale and III. March by Tang, Dr. Kelly | Hymn to the Infinite Sky by Satoshi Yagisawa | Fanfare - The Benefaction from Sky and Mother Earth by Satoshi Yagisawa
OPEN DIVISION Horwang School Wind Ensemble
| Chanasak Wongweerawinit
Established in 1977, there were many result of work that happened in Domestic area and International area in 1988. In 2014, The first prize of Singapore International Band Festival (Division 1) In 2015, The first prize of Rangsit Music Competition and 2016 The first prize of Thailand International Royal’s Trophy Band Competition. On purpose of Horwang School Wind Ensemble’s members are attention to study and using a limited time to rehearse with the most efficiently. Band’s activities are participation with a sport day, Cultural Festival of the whole Secondary School.
Repertoire : Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger | Festive Overture, Op.96 by Dmitri Shostakovich / arr. Donald Hunsberger | A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse | Ratchadamnoen by Vanich Potavanich | Machu Picchu: City in the Sky - The mystery of the hidden Sun Temple by Satoshi Yagisawa
Nanyang Technological University Symphonic Band | Takehiro Oura Established in 1985, Nanyang Technological University Symphonic Band (NTUSB) has since successfully toured and participated in music exchanges and competitions, most recently to Tokyo (Dec ‘13) and Wuhan/Hangzhou (Dec ‘15). NTUSB also took part in SIBF ‘14 in the 1st Division, attaining the Gold Award. The band regularly takes stage locally with our annual concert series, Sojourn, and 2016 marking our 23rd year. Regardless of the outcome of each competition and concert, the band aspires for musical excellence and to expand our musical knowledge. Under the guidance of our Resident Conductor, Mr Takehiro Oura, NTUSB will continue to bring audiences music from our hearts.
Repertoire : A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse | Gloriosa - Symphonic Poem for Band by Yasuhide Ito | Procession to the End of Time by Vaclav Nelhybel
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Wind Bands Association of Singapore would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the following persons and organizations for their support to make this event a successful one. Our Supporter National Arts Council Venue Supporter Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Outreach Partners Sentosa Development Corporation Asian Civilisations Museum Kasetsart University Wind Symphony and Nond-see Orchestra Winds Musidesk Rijnbrink (The Netherlands) National University of Singapore Centre For the Arts Star Music Publishing West Winds, Band of the Bukit Batok Community Club World Music Contest Yamaha Music Singapore Members of the Adjudication Panel Members of the Artistic Council Principals, Teachers and Band Directors of all participating bands All volunteers for SIBF 2016: Alice Eng Teck Hwee, Alvita Ardisara, Anirban Sen, Chow Xin Jie Phyllis, Cindy Sng Lee Kean, Claudia Tang Shuning, Emily Tan Yi Xuan, Ezbon Sio Jia Jun, Illy Iman Samsuddin, Joyce Loh Sook Fong, Lee Yun Ping, Li Shuang, Lin Yongâ€™an, Ethan, Ling Hua Seet, Loh Lilin, Poh Zi YangRuth Tai Ern Hui, Shen Fang Yu Tracy, Song Cheng Jun, Tan Hue Kay, Tee Shi Xuan, Teo Kay Min, Teo Qian Ling, Teo Yan Ling Leia, Wee Wan Ying Susanna, Xie Jiawei, Yong Shi Mei, Zhong Keyi, Event Secretariat Rave Group International Pte. Ltd.
Look out for our upcoming Band & Orchestra Fair this August!
2016 Singapore International Band Festival Souvenir Programme