About this Event
The highly anticipated band event of the year, “Festival Winds”, organized by the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) is back for its fourth year running from the 20th-22nd and 24 December 2022!
Festival Winds is a premier musical experience for students (10 to 20-years-old) throughout Singapore to come together and perform with one another. This year, we have expanded the age group of the student participants to include upper primary school students as well! At Festival Winds, students will participate in masterclasses with an esteemed professional faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for 3 days. At the end of the Festival, students will put up a full length concert to demonstrate their growth and development at the state-of-the-art, Esplanade Concert Hall!
Festival Winds Honour Band Concert will be conducted by esteemed local band directors, Mr. Adrian Chiang, Mr. Lim Yean Hwee, and Mr. Quek Boon Hui. As part of the Festival Winds Honour Band Concert, we will have a performance by the Band Directors' Association band, conducted by our very own BDAS President, Mr. Jovan Neo. Participants can also look forward to catching their favorite Band Directors in action!
This upcoming 4-day event, targeted at students aged 10 to 20-years- old, is helmed by some of the top local professional directors with the following objectives:
- To provide a platform for band members from different schools to interact in a learning and performance environment
- To introduce ensemble playing and full band training, and to create opportunities to foster camaraderie and teamwork
- To equip student leaders to be role models in discipline and skills to lead and assist other band members in music matters
Following are the details of the event:
Date: 20th to 22nd, 24th December 2022
Time: 8:30 to 6pm (20th to 22nd Dec) / 10am to 10pm (24th Dec)
Venue(s): To be announced (20th to 22nd Dec) / Esplanade Concert Hall (24th Dec)
Fee: $78 (early-bird discount before 15 Oct), $88 (normal registration from 16 Oct)
Upon application, students will be separated into 3 groups, based on their number of years of experience, and put through a series of intense ensemble and combined band training. The application fee includes provision of lunch for 3 days, dinner on concert day, Festival Winds t-shirt and soft-copy scores. Applicants will be required to bring their own instrument and make their own way to and fro from the venue(s) for the 4-day period, and to prepare the music beforehand to the best of their ability. The camp will culminate in a concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 24th December (Saturday) at 7:30pm. Kindly confirm your students’ participation by filling up the attached student details sheet and participation payment form.
Places are limited for Festival Winds 2022, so do sign up early to avoid any disappointment.
Please feel free to contact our Admin Manager, Ms Jocelyn Cheng via email ([email protected]) for more information. We look forward to your participation!
In line with Safe Management Measures for events exceeding 500 attendees, only fully vaccinated, recovered, medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 10-12 will be allowed.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Drive, Singapore, Singapore