The Band World

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...


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...


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...


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...


Once in Four Years – WMC Kerkrade

Once every four years, World Music Contest (WMC) Kerkrade is organized as an international festival of wind music that promotes and cultivates the international wind music scene. In the 18th edition of the contest this year, WMC 2017 takes place between 6 to 30 July, and will see approximately...


A gift for Singapore’s band community

Written by Thomas Harper and NUS Wind Symphony Last month, the NUS Wind Symphony wrote an article promoting their upcoming concert, InTempo 2017: Rise of the Transhuman, as part of the coming NUS Arts Festival: Brave New Worlds. A key highlight of this performance will be the debut of H.P. Human...

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