Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:48 PM
Dear all,
No one can disagree that schoolwork is starting to pile up on us and it feels as if we have less and less time for other matters. But if we see our life in a different manner, we can actually still afford to do many tasks. Just to remind you, I can assure that what we do every Tuesday and Thursday evenings has an irreplaceable and positive meaning which enriches our lives for a long time to come.

If we were to recall back, it is not just about playing music and non-stop practices each time. We are not only improving our musical skills and talents, but we are also learning on how to persevere on our given tasks, how to be self-disciplined
and especially important, to think of others before you act. These are important gems that we always polish, gems of our character that would hold us in character for the many years to come. While it is implicit growth within us, we should be glad that we are in good companies and environments. Such a chance ought to be treasured. Who knows what life has in hold for us.

Apart from all that, just remember how fascinated people are about you when you mention your musical ability. It is really something to be proud of, definitely. Doubly for those taking new instruments!

Work hard, play hard(er)!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:39 PM
More recordings!

Second Suite in F for Military Band - Very slow...Except for Movement 4 ><

Of course, there is another version of our very favourite Second Suite :)
Second Suite in F for Military Band Movt 1
Second Suite in F for Military Band Movt 2
Second Suite in F for Military Band Movt 3
Second Suite in F for Military Band Movt 4

And one more...
You Raise Me Up


Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 5:46 PM
Hey Band,

Hope you've been reflecting on what Mr. Lim said on Thursday...

Anyway, to aid you with your self-practices, here are some recordings of the songs we are currently practising :
Second Suite in F for Military Band - Live recording. In other words, not very nice. Trying to find a better one.
American Graffiti XIX - The recording skips bars. As for which bar to which bar, figure it out yourself :P
Miss Saigon
More on the way, I hope...

Also, a tip on memorizing your scores :

  1. Listen to the recording
  2. Look at your score
  3. Practise fingering in time with the music :)
    Well, practise stroking if you're a percussionist. If you're a trombonist, can't help you there ><

See you on Tuesday :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 1:00 AM
Hello people!

Passing Down Day is on Monday, 20th July at 5.10pm! This is the
confirmed passing down date; no more pushing on :)
Let us send them off properly and wish them all the best for their
A's and A's!

Band practices resumes next week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:53 PM
Hey Band,

Hope you've received the message that passing-down tomorrow is cancelled...
If you haven't, now you know ;)

The Mus' Art Wind Orchestra's 10th Anniversary Concert is this Sunday at the Esplanade! I'm SURE everyone's excited to go... Right?

Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:26 PM
Hey people,

There will be no Band practices this week...
No... Band... Practices...
OMG... So... Deprived...
*clutches heart and collapses*

Though before I die, let me inform you that there will be a passing-down this Thursday, 16 Jul 09 :)

Keep yourself healthy!