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The Singapore NCC Command Band Swiss Winds in Concert


Thu Apr 10 2014, 7:30pm–8:50pm

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Student: $10.00
  • Adult: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: kennethneochengwee

Formed in 1967, Swiss Winds, the pride of the Swiss Cottage Secondary School and the Command Band of the Singapore National Cadet Corps, is a composite unit dedicated to delivering uncompromising quality of music.

The Swiss Winds has, in the past 46 years, seen active service in the life of Singapore, performing for many cultural, community and national events, including the state National Day Parades, entertaining the public at the Istana and our various parks and various musical events such as Sentosa’s Fountain of the Youth series and the SYF Band Fiesta, just to name a few.

In 1999, under the guidance of then Principal Mr Gan Chee Hau and Chairman of the NCC Council Dr Arthur Beng, Swiss Winds commenced a new chapter of musical partnership with the Singapore National Cadet Corps. This relationship has provided a wider horizon of active service for the Band and has seen the Swiss Winds NCC Command Band increase its presence on the national level through supporting various military occasions that include the Teacher-Officer Cadet Commissioning Parades, Officer Cadet Passing Out Parades, Dining-ins, Buglers for the annual Remembrance Day services, Affirmation Ceremonies and Anniversary Dinners. At the international level, The Singapore NCC Command Band Swiss Winds has also provided musical support for the NCC’s International Cadet Exchange Programme (ICEP) closing dinners and for ASEAN Army Rifle Meets.

In 2010, the Singapore NCC Command Band Swiss Winds was the first secondary school band in Singapore history to play alongside with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and Singapore Police Force (SPF) Bands for the parade segment of the National Day Parade. Other achievements include clinching a ‘Gold' awards in the 4th National Band Competition and Hong Kong Disneyland Winter Festival, ‘Gold’ and ‘Gold with Honours’ awards for the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging of Concert Bands and more recently, a ‘Certificate of Distinction’ for the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2013.

Through our music repertoire, the Singapore NCC Command Band hopes to evoke among the general public an awareness that the Concert Band is not only capable of performing specifically Wind Band repertoire but also capable of capturing the carious foot tapping music genre that is recognisable to all.

Come join us for an evening of wonderful band music at the Esplanade.