Poi Ching School Brass Band
Band Conductor :
Mr Aw Chye Hock
PCS Band EXCO 2017- 2018:
|Lim Zhe Xian (6E)||(Sectional Leader)|
|Ho Rui Ci (5D)||(Asst. Sectional Leader)|
|Jade Tan (6F)||(Sectional Leader)|
|Emily Kuah (5F)||(Asst. Sectional Leader)|
|Vanessa Tan (6D)||(Sectional Leader)|
|Itzen Ho (5C)||(Asst. Sectional Leader)|
|Bianca Chong (6C)||(Sectional Leader)|
|Eve Hon (5G)||(Asst. Sectional Leader)|
|Ryan Sho (6G)||(Sectional Leader)|
|Liu Haoyu (5E)||(Asst. Sectional Leader)|
|Darrius Er (5C)||(Sectional Leader)|
|Ching Hui Ning (5F)||(Asst. Sectional Leader)|
In January 2015, we had officially become a Brass Band in Poi Ching School. Under the new change, we participated under the ‘Brass Band’ category for SYF Arts Presentation in 2016, achieving the Certificate of Accomplishment under the new award system. Our current strong 48-member band have scheduled practices on Mondays and Thursdays, under the steadfast batonship of our conductor, Mr Aw Chye Hock. We also appreciate the continuous support, help and encouragement from our ever faithful, dedicated band alumni members who have contributed in every possible way.
Our band also performed during school functions and other external events outside school, where we were given ample opportunities to perform in the public. In April 2017, we performed in the Art Fiesta organised by OUR TAMPINES HUB, PAssionARTSC@Tampines and Pasir Ris Secondary School. Our 2017 year-end band camp was also organised not just to nurture music and aesthetics, but also to promote teamwork, leadership, friendship and belonging and spirit of service to the community. This year, we organised our school band exchange, where we invited two school bands from Hougang Primary school and Zhonghua Primary School. This band exchange provided ample opportunities for all band members to better hone their band skills and to interact with members from other schools’ bands. We participated in our recent SYF Arts Presentation under the ‘Brass Band’ category. With our hard work and dedication, our Poi Ching School Brass Band finally clinched the Certificate of Distinction. This would not be made possible without the support of the school, our band instructors, our band teachers and our dear parents.
Besides the continuous exposure for joy of learning and music-making, our band teachers also emphasised on the importance of character development of our band members. Our band members took part in the CCA Facilitation Session during Friday CCA curriculum time in April 2018, where they discussed about their strengths, weaknesses, areas of improvement, group dynamics and teamwork in their recent SYF Arts Presentation. Our band seniors also had an opportunity to coach the new P3 members in their band instrumental skills, which gradually built up their confidence in their leadership skills.
As Poi Ching School Brass Band continue to grow in strength and spirit, we look forward to more good years of exceptional band standards, dedication and discipline in our band music-making and performance.
Our Band Training Schedule
Venue : Band Room (Level 7, Block E)
Mondays: 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Thursdays: 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Important Information About Band Attendance
Please note that band attendance for all scheduled practices / performances is mandatory and important, as we emphasised on the importance of self-discipline and effort in every band member of our school. We also worked towards the importance of nurturing your child’s core values, social and emotional competencies and the emerging 21st Century competencies as from the 21st Century Competencies Framework in our education system. We value every band member’s contributions in his / her participation in the Band CCA, where they will gain invaluable exposure and experience in their route of music-making and musical development. We believe in the strong continuous partnership between the school, our stake-holders and our parents in ensuring our band members to contribute in their best for success in their CCA, as we worked tirelessly “Towards Excellence” in our school motto.
Please note that in the event of absences, request of early pickup or late arrival from CCA with valid reasons, a Parent’s / Guardian’s letter is required for submission to the Band Teacher OIC, Mdm Suryana. Subsequently, you may also notify via school’s official email. [Email: email@example.com]
Brass Band Updates
SYF 2018 – Certificate of Distinction
SYF 2016 – Certificate of Accomplishment
SYF 2014 – Certificate of Accomplishment
Our Band Archives
1. SYF Brass Band Competition 2018 @ Singapore Conference Hall
2. SYF Brass Band Rehearsal 2018 @ Singapore Conference Hall
3. Our First Band Exchange 2018 @ Poi Ching School
4. Candid Camera @ Poi Ching School
5. Our Band CCA Facilitation Session @ Poi Ching School
[Photo & Video Credits: Mdm Suhaila]
Our band members sharing on group dynamics below:
6. Welcoming Our New P3 Band Members
[Photo Credits: Mrs Jazreel Quah]
7. Fantasia 2018: CCA Appreciation Night @ Golden Theatre
[Photo and Video Credits: Miss Toh Wei Ting]
PCS Brass Band Performance @ Fantasia 2018: CCA Appreciation Night @ Golden Theatre
Brief Introduction of He Ming Wing Band [Conductor: Fang Yawen]
Black Forest Overture by Michael Sweeney [He Ming Wind Band]
Stone Creek Episode by Ed Huckeby [He Ming Wind Band]
1. PCS Band @ NDP School Celebrations 2017
2. Art Fiesta 2017 @ Tampines Hub
3. Poi Ching School @ Art Fiesta 2017
Our Band Events (2018)
School Band Exchange 2018 with He Ming Wing Band (Zhengzhou, China) @ Poi Ching School
On 27th July 2018, our Poi Ching School Brass Band warmly welcomed our fellow band performers from He Ming Wing Band from Zhengzhou, China on a Friday morning, where we were honoured to be part of the Singapore International Band Exchange (SIBF) 2018 organised by The Wind Bands Association of Singapore to showcase their band performers’ talents / skills at our school. The He Ming Wind Band was first established in March 2016 at Renhe Road Elementary School, where they instilled a sense of discipline and good temperament through music learning, cultivated a positive and enterprising outlook on life and explored potential musical interests and talents. This is our second school band exchange since our SYF band exchange in March this year, as other band teachers had also organised band exchanges in the previous years. This band exchange is a vital platform not just to showcase our band members’ talents / skills, but the invaluable experience and exposure gained from learning and listening from other overseas school bands in this meaningful event.
Our band members had the honour to listen to two of their performance repertoire, namely the “Black Forest Overture” by Michael Sweeney and “Stone Creek Episode” by Ed Huckeby at the Band Room. Our fellow band performers from He Ming Wind Band also had the opportunity to witness our brass band’s rehearsals for our annual National Day school celebrations at the parade square. At the end of the event, both school leaders exchanged the tokens of appreciation to commemorate this meaningful event. Our band members also shared group photo shots and appreciation gifts to our fellow band performers from He Ming Wind Band during the informal interaction time.
In conclusion, our band members have benefitted from the exposure of participating in this band exchange and they really enjoyed this wonderful and fulfilling experience together with the He Ming Wind Band performers.
Our Principal, Mr Andrew Mah receiving a token of appreciation from Miss Yan Peng Rui, Principal of Renhe Road Elementary School from Zhengzhou, China.
The band conductor, Miss Fang Yawen conducting the He Ming Wing Band during the band exchange.
Our band member, Lucas Lee exchanging thank-you cards and tokens of appreciation with a fellow band performer from He Ming Wind Band.
Our band members, Joyce Khu and Seth Ghin taking group shots with our fellow band performers from He Ming Wind Band.
Our band members, Caleb Halim and Gini Ong taking group shots with our fellow band performers from He Ming Wind Band.
A group picture of the He Ming Wind Band pupils together with the school staff of Renhe Road Elementary School.
A group picture of the Renhe Road Elementary School staff together with our band teachers at Poi Ching School.
A group picture to commemorate our School Band Exchange @ PCS on 27th July 2018
School Band Exchange 2018 @ Poi Ching School
On 10th March 2018, our Poi Ching School Brass Band organised the school band exchange on a Saturday morning, where we had the honour to invite Punggol Primary School and Zhenghua Primary School to showcase their band members’ talents / skills at our school hall. It is our first school band exchange this year, as other band teachers had also organised band exchanges in the previous years. This band exchange is a vital platform not just to showcase our band members’ talents / skills, but the invaluable experience and exposure gained from learning and playing with other schools’ bands in this meaningful event.
We had two of our band members, Tabitha and Hilary to host this event as emcees, where they briefly introduced the participating school bands before their formal showcases on the school hall stage. Under the steadfast guidance of our band conductor Mr Aw, our band serenaded the audiences with the SYF set piece ‘Dare To Dream’ and their choice piece ‘Tempest’. The audiences enjoyed our band’s showcase very much. At the end of all band performances, the respective band conductors from both schools were all presented a certificate of appreciation and and a plush bear token by our PCS Brass Band OIC Mdm Suryana to commemorate this wonderful event. Our band members also shared group photo shots and hand-made personal SYF well-wishes cards with both schools’ band members during the informal interaction time.
During the finale, the three schools combined together to give a spirited, arousing performance of the SYF set piece ‘Dare To Dream’ at the hall stage, under the steadfast batonship of our band conductor Mr Aw. In conclusion, our band members have benefitted from the exposure of performing in a band exchange and they really enjoyed this wonderful and fulfilling experience altogether.
Enjoy the video of the combined performance of the SYF set piece ‘Dare To Dream’ below:
Our PCS Brass Band showcasing their formal performance during this band exchange
The Zhenghua PS Brass Band showcasing their formal performance during this band exchange
The Punggol PS Wind Band showcasing their formal performance during this band exchange
Our band members, Hilary and Tabitha honing their best emcee skills in this band exchange event
Presenting the certificate of appreciation and the plush bear token to the Band Conductor of Zhenghua PS Brass Band
Presenting the certificate of appreciation and the plush bear token to the Band Conductor of Punggol PS Wind Band
Sharing group photo shots and hand-made personal SYF well-wishes cards with Zhenghua band members
Sharing group photo shots and hand-made personal SYF well-wishes cards with Punggol band members
Getting all ready before their combined performance in the finale………
A group picture to commemorate the School Band Exchange @ PCS on 10th March 2018
Our Band Events (2017)
Arts Fiesta 2017 at Tampines Hub
On 1st April 2017, OUR TAMPINES HUB, PAssionARTSC@Tampines and Pasir Ris Secondary School organised the Arts Fiesta 2017 at Tampines Hub. The Arts Fiesta 2017 is a vital platform to showcase our youths’ talent and skills, a celebration of arts vibrancy in the Tampines Town, featuring the talents within schools in our community. The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad was the Guest of Honour for this event.
Our Poi Ching School Brass Band had the honour to perform at the Festive Plaza on that day. Under the steadfast guidance of our band conductor Mr Aw, our band serenaded the audiences with well-known tunes like “Beauty and The Beast” and “Singapore Town”. The audiences enjoyed the performance very much. Many of our Poi Ching students, parents and staff have attended this event in support of our band performance. After our performance, the band members took a group photo together with our Principal, Mr Andrew Mah and the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos.
Besides the stage performances presented by our band and other schools, there were also participatory arts booths set up by the students, Parents Support Groups as well as Tampines GRC Community Arts and Culture Clubs for residents.
In conclusion, our band members have benefitted from the exposure of performing in an external venue and they really enjoyed this wonderful and fulfilling experience altogether.
Our Principal, Mr Andrew Mah exchanged greetings with The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad.
Our band members all geared up and ready to perform on stage at the Festive Plaza.
Under the steadfast guidance of our band conductor Mr Aw, our band members performed “Beauty and The Beast”.
A group picture to commemorate the Art Fiesta 2017@Tampines Hub on 1st April 2017.
Our dear band members donning on their best informal pose……….
And another best informal pose……….
A final splendid picture to sum up the jubilant climax of the Arts Fiesta 2017@Tampines Hub.
Enjoy the two videos of our PCS Brass Band Performances on “Singapore Town” and “Beauty and The Beast” below:
“Beauty and The Beast”
Our Past Band Archives
School Based Workshop 2015
Singapore Youth Festival 2014