26 May 2008

Indiana Jones Selections

24 May 2008

West Winds “What’s currently popular” Series (aka Chou4 Re4 Nao4 Series) presents Indiana Jones Selections, from Concert 2004.

West Winds 15th Anniversary Concert, All Things Japanese, 29th Mar 2008

1 April 2008

Concert Photographs

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.


Break !

31 March 2008

Hi All

Thanks for all the effort put in last week and lasting the hectic weekday rehearsals. Many thanks too for doing a good show and selling out the concert.

Now its time to go for that well-deserved break. We’ll be breaking for 3 weeks, rehearsals for the next project will start on 26 April ’08.

Come back on 26th too if you want your goodie from concert night too (performing members will know what it is…..).

See ya in 3 weeks !

West Winds in Concert 2008 “All Things Japanese”

7 February 2008
West Winds, Band of the Bukit Batok Community Club

All Things Japanese
29 March 2008, Saturday, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay

Conductor, MAJ Philip Tng and Guest Conductor, Mr ITO Yasuhide

Tickets Price: $20/$15
(Concession for Senior Citizens/Students/NSF only: $12)
Tickets Avaliable on Esplanade Box Office and all SISTIC’s authorised agents from 18 Feb 08.

Be mesmerised as West Winds brings you the best of Japan in this evening of enchanting music – from Japanese wind band works, to Japanese composers’ interpretations of Asian music, as well as tributes to the Japanese landscapes from Western composers.

Established since 1993 with the support of the People’s Association and Bukit Batok Community Club, West Winds is made up of a group of passionate musicians from different walks of life, from civilian to military, professional to student. The band has won a Gold medal when it participated in the Singapore International Youth Music Festival in 1996, and has since toured Australia, USA and Japan.

Repertoire highlights:


Jalan-Jalan ~Vision of the Isle of the Gods ~

Japanese Tune

Impressions of Japan
James Barnes

Ryukuan Fantasy for Piano and Band
ITO Yasuhide

Sinfonia Singaporiana for Band
ITO Yasuhide

Gloriosa – Symphonic Poem for Band
ITO Yasuhide

West Winds featured in NAC Annual Report FY2006/07

4 February 2008

West Winds performance at the WASBE 2005 international Conference is featured in NAC’s Annual report. See Page 4 of the link.