The Band World

My Band Journey: Teo Kay Min

Teo Kay Min (Singapore) Tubist/ Woodgrove Secondary School Ngee Ann Polytechnic Concert Band Ngee Ann Polytechnic Alumni Band West Winds My music journey began when I was in secondary school. I remembered my choice of instrument was the Double Bass but as there was only one instrument and two...


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 gain the experience and be where we are right now. In actual fact, I...


My Band Journey: Khaliq Athari

Khaliq Athari (Singapore) Percussion/ Springfield Secondary School Band ITE Concert Band It all began in 2012 when I was a Secondary one student in Springfield Secondary School. I was looking for a suitable CCA and that is when my school band was recruiting participants for SYF of Display...


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 my observations, I found some...


Becoming a Saxophonist

Michellina Chan I love this quote from the movie August Rush, “You got to love music more than you love food. More than life. More than yourself.” Going into a career in music, people don’t always tell you the whole truth about it. Yes, we all know that it is not seen as an...


My Band Journey: Shihori Higashi

Shihori Higashi (Japan) Saxophone/ Saitama Prefectural Kuki High School Sugito Municipal Sugito Junior High School The reason I decided to join band was because I loved music when I was in the 7th grade (1st year of junior high school). I had actually learned to play the piano since kindergarten...


My Band Journey: Haruka Kida

Haruka Kida (Japan) Bassoon/ Saitama Prefectural Kuki High School Saxophone/ Kuki Municipal Kurihashi-Higashi Junior High School I am very happy that it was my band journey that made my personal stature and self awareness grow over the years. In the past 6 years, I have participated in band...

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