Recruitment Announcement

31 March 2008

West Winds is looking for YOU!
(imagines image of finger pointing at yourself)

Looking for committed team-players for the following sections:

1. Bassoons (1)
2. Trumpets (3)
3. Saxophones (2 Alto, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone)
4. Clarinets (B-flat, alto and bass)
5. Percussion
6. String Bass
7. Tuba
8. Euphonium (2)

1. Completed at least GCE O-Levels (or at least 16 years of age)
2. Able to commit both Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon rehearsals
3. Candidates are welcome to join us for rehearsals beginning Sat 26 April 2008 at 7pm, after which there will be an audition.
4. Candidates are expected to have good sight-reading skills and a good knowledge of scales for the audition.

To WWinders: do spread the word around, but do also take note of the section requirements as some sections are already full.
Membership closes on 24 May 2008.



Conductor: Maj Tng Liat Peng, LTCL

12 November 2007

Maj Tng Liat Peng started his music education at the age of ten under the tutelage of Mr. Lee Tuck Fah. While pursuing his education, he was named the Best Boy Cadet of the year 1985 and was awarded a music scholarship in 1987 for his contribution in the Singapore Polytechnic Concert Band.

In 1990, Maj Tng won another scholarship, this time to study at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall in London. In 1993, he graduated with several accolades which include the first prize in the ‘Fanfare Award’, the ‘Fred Mortimer Memorial Competition’; second prize in the ‘Besson Cup and Medal’, the ‘Sommerville Prize’ and was awarded the ‘Graham Wallace Award’ for being the best Overseas Student Bandmaster of the year.

An adjudicator for the SYF Indoor and Outdoor Competitions, Maj Tng is presently the Senior Director of Music, Singapore Armed Forces Bands.


12 November 2007

Are you an amateur or semi-professional musician who enjoys playing challenging band literature?

Since its inception in 1993, WW has established itself as a haven for reasonably skilled amateur musicians in Singapore who wants to play original band repertoire and orchestral transcriptions, rather than the light pops selections. Then WW is the place to be!

In its short history, WW has earned her local reputation for her willingness to attempt all types of music.

Membership into the Band is subjected to an audition / interview. The purpose of this audition is due to the limited number of instruments available in West Winds. Successful candidates will get to use top model instruments. Do feel free to call or write in and enquire.

Email your application to . Include your name, your instrument and contact number.