The Band World

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…

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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…

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…

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Getting Serious About Being Positive

The title of this article should provoke some questions in your mind. Isn’t positive generally related with “happy,” “upbeat,” “fun,” or “not negative?” Although this is the popular premise, it is an…

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…

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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…

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Dealing with Feelings of Insecurities

When there is any conflict between or among people, it generally stems from a kind of behavior that “turns off” someone else. (Adults label it a personality conflict, which is simply a…

Score Analysis of Sunny Island

Preface In Japan, we have a monthly magazine called “Band Journal” published by Ongaku No Tomo Sha Corp. Every year, it publishes an analysis of set pieces for the All Japan Band…

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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