As Singapore gradually opens for resumption of arts activities, Wind Bands Association of Singapore will be organizing the WBAS Youth Band (Chamber) Festival to encourage youth musicians to continue music making in a safe environment. We would like to seek your assistance in sharing the information of this Festival with your band students.
The WBAS Youth Band (Chamber) Festival aims to:
Build Skills and Confidence for Chamber Musicianship
Build Appreciation for Chamber Music to Motivate Resumption of Music-Making
The flexi-band, a smaller ensemble made up of wind band instrument, is a new concept created to address the challenges to resume music making in the Covid-19 pandemic circumstances. This form of ensemble music and playing is relatively unfamiliar to many musicians and audiences. Through the festival, we aim to introduce a varied range of music to build chamber ensemble playing skills and technique. We would also develop the participants’ approach and understanding to showcase the musicality and colours of this new form of music.
As iron sharpens iron, the collaborative nature of wind band activities will bring together a diverse group of youths musicians for the exchange of knowledge and experiences. Most of all, to motivate and encourage each other to continue music making and bring what they have learned back to share with their own band mates.
The result is not only a showcase of good wind ensemble music performance, but also the development of each instrumentalist into a confident solo and ensemble performer. It is also our hope that through the positive experience, our youths can create a bigger impact in the wind band community.