What West Winds stands for?

  • To provide experienced wind and percussion players with a venue in which they can practice their art.
  • To provide social camaraderie for players who have a common love for the type of music that is best suited for performance by winds and percussion.
  • To provide opportunities for individual musical expression and growth.

The Band gets to perform frequently outdoors. Past venues of performance include Sentosa, World Trade Centre Amphitheatre, and Marina Square Shopping Centre. The Band also took part in the 1995 Singapore Arts Festival Fringe. The Band recently performed at Riverside Point Shopping Centre as part of its promotional activities and at the Singapore Press Holdings / Lianhe Zaobao carnival.

The Band also recently performed for the Opening Ceremony of the Fort Canning Country Club, in which prominent guests attended.

West Winds also supports grassroots activities at the Bukit Batok Constituency. The Band performed at the World War II Memorial Revealing Ceremony held at the Bukit Batok Hill in 1995, and it has always been the Band-in-Attendance at the community’s annual events such as the Bukit Batok Town Council Day, Resident’s Day, National Day Dinner as well as the CC’s Christmas Cheer concert.

The Band has also held two annual programme concerts – “West Winds in Concert ’95” and “West Winds in Concert ’96” – of which both were sold out and the band received an overwhelming response from the audience.

Probably the Band’s most significant achievement to date will be the attaining of the GOLD medal award at the 1st International Youth Music Festival, organised by World Projects Corporation and was held in Singapore in August 1996. The Band competed against several other foreign entries from Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong and received many favourable comments from the panel of world renowned judges.

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