The Band World

Marking Its Debut: NAO

Formed in 2016, the NUS Alumni Orchestra (NAO) is a platform for NUS Symphony Orchestra (NUSSO) alumni to come together and make music, and to engage the community to better appreciate classical music. Under the baton of Lim Soon Lee and Francis Tan, the orchestra will make its performing debut at...


Celebrating 50 Years of TK Band

To celebrate its 50 years, TK Band will be presenting their Golden Jubilee concert on 21 June at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Music includes band classics such as First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst, Symphonic Overture by James Barnes and Noah’s Ark by Bert Appertmont, all of which played a role...


Growing the Legacy of TK Band

Under the leadership of their Band-mistress, Ms Irene Joseph, TK band grew by leaps and bounds. By 1972, it won its first Mace of Honour, an award given only to the top three school bands each year. Throughout the 1980s, the band continued its winning form on both the concert stage and in many...


The Makings of TK Band

The TK Band had its roots in the school bands of the former Tanjong Katong Secondary Technical School (now Tanjong Katong Secondary School) and Tanjong Katong Girls’ School (TKGS). Started separately in 1965, the TK Tech Band called itself the Tanjong Katong Brass Band with only 26 members, while...


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...


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...

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