Hi friends! It is Alvin from the tuba section!
Yup that’s me with a tuba on my lap. I mean the one who photobombed the photo.
Yesterday marked the last of our combined rehearsals before InTempo. We were extremely delighted having everyone come together to refine our pieces for the very last time. Oh! If you haven’t already noticed, there is just one more week to our upcoming concert — InTempo 2016: To the Stars.
You can’t imagine how eager and excited we are to present the concert to you as it took us more than 10 weeks to prepare for it. Initially, some of us felt slightly down as the repertoire is pretty challenging. In fact, even our beloved conductor, Prof Ho, was told by his colleagues: “Wah why did you guys 自找麻烦(seek for trouble)?”
“I told them it is not 麻烦 (trouble), it is an interesting experience. Yes, it challenges me and it challenges you. But it is also part of learning. At the end of the day, we will improve and overcome it together.”
Prof Ho’s words have proven to be true, but words can’t fully describe how the rehearsal last night was. Shall we let the photos do the talking?
Prof Ho’s conducting.
Mr. Tan’s conducting.
Everyone threw themselves into the music with enthusiasm.
Siyao with his 100% focus.
Our 10-strong trumpet players.
Music making in progress.
And we were having fun too!
No! It is a camera!
Oh! Say hi to a camera!
Amanda and Sarah playing the bass clarinets elegantly (Sorry I photobombed again!)
Photo credits to Muhammad Hafiz Rahman and Fong Kean Min
It was a fruitful and joyful rehearsal, in which our members had overcome the challenges and enjoyed themselves in the mellifluous music. We hope you can feel our passion and excitement to deliver you an unforgettable evening on this coming Sunday.
For those who are attending our concert, do remember that the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is located beside the University Cultural centre (UCC) within the National University of Singapore campus. Please visit their website for directions to get there.
For those who haven’t bought our concert tickets, do not hesitate further! Purchase your tickets now via tinyurl.com/nusws-intempo16-tix or contact your friends from NUSWS. Do visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NUSWindSymphony for more information.
*Ding (announcement sound)
Ladies and gentlemen, please proceed to your seats and fasten your seat belt. The NUSWS spaceship is ready to take you on an epic journey to explore the human imagination of the vast outer-space.
Hold on tight!
Captain Alvin H.