Novo Winds – Breaking Out of Conventions

Since its collaboration with Punggol Secondary School Concert Band in 2016, Novo Winds will continue its annual community outreach efforts by collaborating with Beatty Secondary School Band to present Mirificus 2017 on…

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A Curriculum for Success

Our traditional grading system suggests that getting straight A’s is the ultimate goal of the successful student. We have all played the game with fervor—cramming before the final exam, spending late hours with study groups,…

Making Classical Music Relevant for Youths

With both the audience and the orchestra members in mind, The Youth Musicians Foundation Orchestra (TYMFO) plans its performances a year in advance. Its upcoming concert on Sunday, “The Altered State of…

Examining Success Factors of Chamber Ensembles

It is widely agreed that chamber music experience is crucial to the development of every musician. Glenn Dicterow (American violinist, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra) says, “For every musician…

The Real Key to True Leadership

How many times have we all heard the helpless statement, “I just can’t seem to motivate my students?” That is absolutely the truth! Nobody can motivate another person. We can manipulate, coerce, inspire, urge, threaten,…

Reminiscing the Soundtracks of Our Childhood

For the first time, the Maha Bodhi School Alumni Band will be performing in Esplanade’s Beautiful Sunday series today afternoon. As the series usually feature homegrown music groups such as community bands…

Eiji Suzuki in Singapore – His First!

Best known for his contemporary transcriptions of orchestral and anime music such as Der Vogelhändler, Die Fledermaus and Howl’s Moving Castle, renowned Japanese composer Eiji Suzuki makes his first trip to Singapore…

My Band Journey: Wendy Lim

Wendy Lim (Singapore) Saxophonist/ Pei Cai Concert Band ITE Concert Band My band journey is like culinary; lots of spices here and there – sweet, bitter, sour, spicy. Name them. We’ve all been through it, to…

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