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Chinese Orchestra


Teachers-in-charge:

Ms Ng Siew Yong (IC)

Mrs Jenny Chua

Ms Lu Shan Shan

Ms Tan Li Shi

Chairperson:

Deena Binte Azahari (4A8)

Vice-Chairperson:

Yeo Xin Ru (4A4)

Quartermaster: 

Chee Ze Hong (4A6)
Pon Yu Min Andrea (4A8)

Secretary: 

Shona Nicole Seet Ming Zhu (3A6)
Yeo Wen Hui Kelly (4A5)

Section Leader - Bowed String:

Toh Jun Yang (4A7)
Ong SI Xuan (3A6)

Section Leader - Plucked String:

Tan Xin Jie (4A6)
Lim Jia Hui (3A8)

Section Leader - Cello & Bass:

Ng Jia Le Aaron (4A6)
Zeng Qingyu (4A6)

Section Leader - Woodwind:

Zhang Yu Xiang (4A6)
Gladdis Hang Xiu Ting (4A6)

Section Leader - Percussion:

Tan Si Yi (3A5)

Training Days: 

Semester 1 (January to June 2021)
Wednesday*
3.00pm - 6.00pm
*Secondary 1s will attend this session only.

Friday
2.00pm - 5.00pm

Semester 2 (July to December 2021)
Monday

3.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday
3.00pm - 6.00pm


About us

BBSS Chinese Orchestra seeks to promote greater appreciation of Chinese Orchestral music and culture and to nurture and groom young musical talents. Students musicians are given many opportunities to develop themselves musically through participation in instrumental master classes conducted by our instructors. With the guidance and the provision of the instruments for their patience, students will be able to build their interest and passion in music.

Joining the Chinese Orchestra has enabled many of our students to develop the skill of being able to play a Chinese instrument. The commitment, perseverance and the need to work together as a team to improve one's skill also enhances the maturity of our members, thus building their confidence and self-esteem. Through this learning journey, students pick up valuable leadership skills and cultivate a habit of continual practice and independent learning as they have to be self-directed in their learning beyond practices in school. With the skills that they hone through their experience in CO, they are also able to use it for their Direct School Admission (DSA) application for next educational pathway in their choice Junior College (JC).

The Chinese Orchestra has taken part in a number of competitions to hone their skills. Awarded with the 4th Distinction in a row for the SYF Arts Presentation, our students get opportunities to hone their musical skills through performances. As one of the most active performing arts groups in our school, students get the opportunities to perform for the annual Chinese New Year Celebrations and biannual combined PAG concert, Metamorphosis. Other than indoor and outdoor performances at notable venues, they also engage in creative expression of music as they challenge themselves to prevent popular music using traditional instruments in school.

Summary of CO's main activities (performances, competitions, and events)

Year

Activity

Remarks

2013

21st Century International Arts Festival

Gold Award

SYF Arts Presentation

Distinction Award

2015

SYF Arts Presentation

Distinction Award

2016 

‘Memoirs of Heroes’ concert at the SOTA Concert Hall

Performed together with Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra (external collaboration)

2017

SYF Arts Presentation

Distinction Award

2018

Spring Melodies 2018 at Gardens by the Bay 

For the Chinese New Year Celebration 

SYF Celebrations 2018 at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre 

Received the invitation to perform due to our performance in 2017 SYF Arts Presentation

2019

SYF Arts Presentation

Distinction Award

2020

BBSS National Day Celebration in collaboration with Concert Band

Online concert

BBSS Teachers' Day Concert

 

Pre-recorded performance items that were student initiated


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