12- 15 Dec 2018
Greetings from the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore). This year, we are pleased to present the inaugural BDAS Festival Winds Honour Band, happening from the 12th-15th Dec 2018. Supported by the Singapore Polytechnic and ABRSM, this event aims to provide a premier musical experience for students throughout Singapore from Secondary School and above. The goal is to enhance the opportunity students receive from their school band program by allowing them to meet and perform with other students. At the event, students will participate in masterclasses with an esteemed professional faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for 4 days.
At the end of the festival, they will present a full length concert that demonstrates their growth and development. Band Directors across the island will also be coming together to perform together as a band for the concert finale. This will be an opportunity to catch YOUR Band directors in action!
The Festival Winds Honour Band Concert will be conducted by 2 of BDA(S)’s esteemed advisors, Dr Leonard Tan from the National Institute of Education, and Mr Joost Flach from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
No auditions! Yes, you saw it right! Festival Winds is an encouraging and inclusive platform for like-minded individuals to come together to share musical ideas, make friends and promote musical growth. Applications are open to ALL secondary and tertiary students. Interested applicants will however be required to have playing experience in a concert / symphonic / wind band as the entire Festival Winds experience will culminate in a concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 15th December 2018. In order to enjoy the full Festival Winds experience, successful applicants are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and activities.
Upon receiving the applications, applicants will be allocated into 1 of 2 ensembles of different age groups and difficulty levels of music.
Festival Junior Winds (13 – 15 years old)
Festival Senior Winds (16 and above)
Be part of the Festival Winds Theme Song 2018! Unleash the Mozart in you when we call for inputs for the Festival Winds Theme Song. If you have an idea, inspiration or even something as simple as a nagging rhythm or melody in your head, we want to hear from you! This is your chance to hear them come to life as it will be performed during the Concert. More specific details on this will be available at a later date.
12 – 14th December 2018 (rehearsals)
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic
15th December 2018 (concert)
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Check in will begin at 8.30am on 12th Dec (wed) with masterclasses and rehearsals. Daily schedule ends at 6pm from 12th to 14th Dec. Dress rehearsal on 15th Dec (sat) will take place from 1pm onwards with the concert starting at 7.30pm.
SUPER Early Bird – $68 (before 31 Oct)
Early Bird – $78 (before 30th Nov)
Normal – $88 (after 30th Nov)
Fees include: Festival Winds T Shirt, Participation Certificate, Lunch from 12-14th and Dinner on concert day.
Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and fro from the rehearsal / performance venue. Sign up now at https://tinyurl.com/bdasfestivalwinds2018
For further enquiries, please write in to us at [email protected]