The Band World


ACJC Band: Epitome of Passion

MUSE 2017, an annual concert series by the Anglo Chinese Junior College (ACJC) Concert Band, promises to dazzle and satisfy even the fussiest of audience. With an extensive repertoire including popular tunes such as the emphatic Star Wars and the mesmerising Les Miserables, the band hopes to...

A Musical Tapestry with Allan McMurray

Symphonic Collage: A Musical Tapestry is an unprecedented aural experience designed and programmed by guest conductor Allan McMurray in collaboration with The Philharmonic Winds. This exciting initiative follows the concept that a wind music concert should incorporate full band music, solo and...

Same but different; Band again at University!

Written by Yeoh Lishan (third from right in cover photo) from NUS Wind Symphony “University is the best time to try and learn new things”, so they say. You enter university as a wide-eyed freshmen, excited to heed your seniors’ advice. After all, having been in the same CCA for 4-6 years,...

Big Screen Blockbusters!

Be wow-ed this Sunday as the band of the Bukit Batok Community Club, West Winds, brings on the big screen with Blockbusters LIVE! With crowd favourites such as John Williams’s Star Wars and Han Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean, the band will also be presenting new arrangements from...

Criticize in Private, Praise in Public

We all want attention. Psychologists tell us it is the number-one payoff for the human creature. Attention confirms our very existence. In many cases, it tells us we are needed. The need to be needed is one of the distinctions between humans and other animals; in fact, for many it is more important...

Escape Velocity with Kelly Tang!

“Escape Velocity” is the set piece commissioned by the Arts Education Branch (AEB), Ministry of Education for this year’s Singapore Youth Festival 2017 (Junior College & Centralised Institute) Level. The Band Post is pleased to speak to Kelly Tang, composer of the work, as...

8 Things You Should Not Do at a Concert

Concerts have always been a performance platform to showcase the hard-work and preparations of bands or orchestras. It is also an opportunity for musicians to sell tickets to their family and friends who would go and watch them perform. I have been to many concerts over the last decade and have...

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