The Band World


Meiji Band LIVE in Singapore!

Hosted by the Raffles Institution Military Band and Raffles Symphonic Band for a 3 day exchange program, the Meiji University Meiji High School and Junior High School Wind Orchestra makes their debut tour to Singapore on 23 March. Playing to a full house, the three bands presented a finale...

Trumpet Talk with Fung Ka-hing

A Yamaha artist since 2013, Fung Ka-hing studied trumpet in Hong Kong and USA. He attained his Masters of Music and a Performer’s Certificate from the renowned Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music and a Professional Diploma from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. From...

The Harmony of Friendship

I am glad to introduce a great high school band, the Saitama Prefectural Fudooka High School Wind Orchestra (不動岡高校吹奏楽部), from Kazo, Saitama Prefecture in Japan, to Singaporean band friends! The Fudooka High School was founded in 1886, and has the longest history in Saitama...

10 Myths about SYF Arts Presentation for Bands

A reality check This month has been stressful for those involved in the Band SYF. As a band instructor, I have been thinking over about the value of SYF and the preparations for it – how does this whole journey help students to grow in band art and understand music more? I hope this article...

Wong Kah Chun’s Sunny Island

“Sunny Island” is the set piece commissioned by the Arts Education Branch (AEB), Ministry of Education for this year’s Singapore Youth Festival 2017 (Secondary School) Level. The Band Post is pleased to speak to Wong Kah Chun, composer of the work, as part of the SYF set piece...

Interview with Philip Sparke

Noted for his concert band and brass band music, Philip Sparke is a British composer and musician. His early major works include Jubilee Overture (1984) and Year of the Dragon (1985) for wind band, and Music for a Festival (1985) for brass band. He has won the EBU New Music for Band Competition...

From Bandsmen to Orchestra Musicians

When thinking of classical music, the first thing that we often imagine is a grand, 100-piece orchestra, performing iconic pieces such as Beethoven’s Fifth. However, most wind players in Singapore would have started off their musical journey in wind or brass bands, never having the opportunity to...

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