Archive for March, 2014

Spring Cleaning!

On the 24th of March(during our Mid Term Holidays), the band committee organized a big music room clean up (Spring Cleaning 2014). We were divided teams, each team having its own specific job to do. We had 4 teams, Team Awesome – master file arranging, Team Magnificent – labeling of instrument and stand inventory, Team Sparkle – cleanliness of the Music Room and Team Fabulous – arranging the uniforms (including the past years’ uniforms).

 

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Sparkle sparkle 🙂

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Melissa even had time to pose for the camera
“Wiping the windows!” 😀

 

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Team Magnificent in the lab!

 

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Go Team Magnificent!

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Brasses and Percussion of Team Awesome

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Everyone from Team Awesome trying their best to sort all their pieces out

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Allyssa, the uniform model for Team Fabulous. (from left to right: oldest to current band uniform)

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Go Team Fabulous!

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Sorting out uniforms!

 

The whole spring cleaning was succesful and it went well with the teamwork from all the members. It ended at 12.00 p.m.. Everyone felt really tired but it was definitely worth it. 🙂

-Serene

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Team Building Time!

On the 22nd of March, which was also the start of the mid-term holidays, the Form 4s organized a team building session with all band members at 10.30 a.m. in the Teresian Hall after we had full band practice. This activity was held to strengthen the bonds between band members of every form and also to promote teamwork in the band.

 

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Introduction and briefing from the Form 4s

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The newspaper game! (everyone looks so loving in this picture!)

 

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The ‘boom’ game

 

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Getting into groups

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Ending everything with the band cheer! St3 Band Dynamite!

 

 

Band Workshop from Mr Mike Booty

On the 12th of March, we were given the opportunity to welcome Mr. Mike Booty, Chairman and Musical Director of the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band (SYNYSB) based in Diss, South Norfolk to our band, STS Band with much help from International Music House (IMH). SNYSB is an internationally well-known band as they give out as many as 30 concerts annually, touring many different countries and also won many international awards. We felt really honoured to be given a chance to meet him despite his tight schedule for the week. We appreciate his help very much as we learnt many many things through this workshop. He also exposed us to new and great new methods to guide the band 🙂

This is their official website, please take a look for more information on their band:

http://www.snysb.org.uk/Hpage.php

Here are the photos of the workshop:

 

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Mr Mike conducting ‘Prince of Egypt’

 

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Amber, our dear conductress 🙂

 

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Mr Brian, our band director conducting ‘Titanic’ during the workshop

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Flutes

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The clarinet section

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Mr Mike guiding our band director on the pieces we played

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Trumpets

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Trombone section

 

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Percussion section

Pesta Sukan Hasil Se-Sarawak ke-14

Today, we performed the National Anthem, State Anthem and marched for Pesta Sukan Hasil Se-Sarawak ke-14 today at the State Stadium.

Everyone was instructed to be in the Music Room, in full attire to set up by 6.15a.m. We then went on the buses and reached the State Stadium.

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Uniform, check. Black socks and black shoes, check. Brown ribbon, check. Gloves, check. Instruments, check!

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Everyone ready on the tracks

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We had to lead 5 different contingents from East Malaysia of around 30 people

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Milo to conclude our day!

One Band, One Family!

One Band, One Family!

 

Rehearsal for Pesta Sukan Hasil Se-Sarawak ke-14

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago, our band was invited to perform for Pesta Sukan Hasil Se-Sarawak ke-14 (an event held twice a year by the Sports and Recreation Club of Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri) on the 8th of March. It is going to be held at the State Stadium.

Today, we went for the rehearsal for the event.

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On the bus!

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A group photo before the rehearsal started

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Rehearsal time!

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Resting time! (everyone posed immediately when i took this photo)

Our rehearsal ended at about 11.15 a.m. After a short briefing from the person-in-charge of the event, we thanked our marching instructor, Mr Rovish for helping us with all the marching and the sequences of the event.

Here are some photos of our previous practices: (despite the awkward practice times, for example: right before our mid term examination/ under the hot blazing sun at 12.00 noon, thank you everyone for being able to attend these marching practices!)

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Mr Rovish telling the trombone section about their posture

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Sedia position!

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Remember the heel-toe method?

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Playing our National Anthem and State Anthem in the U Formation

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Counter-march!

 

 

 

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