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Music From the Hearts 2003: A review of the joint charity concert to raise funds for Singapore's Community Chest

A vibrant music scene is developing in Singapore, and it is doing so right under the noses of those who claim almost precisely the opposite. I refer, of course, to the local media. On July 12, 2003, lovers of wind band music in Singapore were treated to a landmark charity concert at the country’s newly opened Esplanade Concert Hall.

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Will you play this well when you're 80?

We don't normally think about 80-year-old grandfathers playing in bands. But they do, and some of them sound quite good!

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Hints on Articulation from Adam Frey Master Class

In late July 2003, the Singapore chapter of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) organised a brass master class in which euphonium virtuoso Adam Frey gave his audience a wide variety of helpful hints about brass playing.

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Band camp US-style

The following article about band camps run by Texas Southern University (TSU) appeared in the Houston Chronicle on 25 July, 2003.

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Developing China's National Symphony Orchestra

This article about the problems facing a new conductor appointed to head China's trouble prone National Symphony Orchestra was first published in the Asian Wall St Journal on 29 July 2003.

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