Harmonica Band


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Background

Since its humble beginning in 1986, the Yuhua Harmonica Band has become a close-knit family orientated organization whose main interest is in promoting Harmonica music among the students in the school. Besides cultivating members’ musical talents, the band also hones their leadership & team-playing abilities. Students with little or no musical background in music have been trained to enjoy, appreciate and have an intrinsic love for music.

The Band is actively involved in many outdoor performances every year. This allows our members to have more exposure in outdoor performances and prepare them for our concert - Harmonica De Cantabile.

Today, Yuhua Harmonica Band boasts of an 60-over-member-strong band, as well as 10 over Alumni members who are encouraged to return on a frequent basis to provide support to the band in various ways from monitoring players, school work to personal counselling. They are also very involved in many projects like organising camps, web administration support and providing valuable logistics in the planning of a concert.

Teachers In Charge

Mr Mohamed Hafiz B Md Ridwan
Mdm Suhaila Bte Mohamed Noor
  Mdm Chan May Foon

  

Student Leaders

Content
Koh Shao Wei3N2
Vanessa Ng Yi Ting3E6
Celine Chan3E7
  Nur Sa'idah3E7 
Foong Bao Qing 3N3 
Liou Zi Ming 3N2 
S Vimalesan 3N5 
 Nuraziela3E8 


CCA Gallery

5
Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival
3
ComChest Charity Show
5
Flashback 2014
2
Harmonica De Cantabile
5
ICTLT Conference
3
National Day Observance at Istana
1
River Hong Bao
2
Singapore Heritage Festival
2
Speech Day
3
SYF
2
Yuphonic Renditions

CCA Highlights

  • Esplanade Presents: In Youthful Company - Yuhua Harmonica Band Performance

      The YHSS Harmonica Band was invited by the Esplanade to perform for the 'In Youthful Company' event which will feature a series of performances form many distinguished performing arts groups from many schools. The event is open to public. 

      The event details are as follows:
      Date/Day: 12th June 2015, Friday
      Performance Timing: 1915 - 1945, 2015 - 2045
      Venue: The Esplanade, The Concourse

      Event details can also be found HERE!
        

  • Singapore Youth Festival Show & Tell at The Republic Cultural Centre

  • Yuhua Harmonica Band was invited to perform at the SYF Instrumental Ensembles Show and Tell on the 24 th July 2012, an event that was graced by the Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ms Sim-Ann. After wowing the audience of 120 students from various primary schools with a short piece “Time is Running Out” by the English band “Muse”, the highlight of the event was an interactive segment which saw our students play harmonica instructors to the participants. The success of the segment was evident as participants were clearly intrigued by the instrument and many were even reluctant for the session to end!  All in all, despite a hectic day for the band members, the enthusiasm shown by the primary school kids was indeed inspiring and our students enjoyed themselves tremendously.  


  • Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival Competition

    The Yuhua Harmonica Band is proud to have been awarded 1 st runner-up in the Symphony Orchestra category and Gold Medal in the Pure Harmonica Orchestra at the 9 th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 02 August to 05 August 2012. This was no mean feat for the band as we were up against more experienced teams from countries such as China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Malaysia, and is indeed testament to the hard work put in by the band members. The band will strive for greater achievements in the upcoming Singapore Youth Festival and of course, in the next Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival! 


  • Harmonica De Cantabile at Esplanade Concert Hall

The Yuhua Secondary School Harmonica Band had a combined Harmonica Band Performance @ The Esplanade Concert Hall on the 22nd December 2010 Wednesday. A total of 300 participants were involved in this production, comprising of 8 different schools representing and performing in the concert.

On top of that, we had guest performers, renowned harmonicist Mr. Ong Gim Dee, performing a solo as well as our very own Mr. Victor Tang Yuen Wai performing harmonica trio pieces with young local talented harmonicist Mr. Aik Hong and Mr. Cheng Jang Ming.  

Performers put up an impressive repertoire including the Croatian Rhapsody, Victory and Animal Carnival. 

 

  • National Day Observance Performance at the Istana

The Yuhua Harmonica Band was invited to perform for the President, Mr S.R. Nathan and the Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, at the Istana on 8th August 2011.


  • ComChest Charity Show at MBS

Yuhua Harmonica Band was invited to perform at the ComChest Charity Show on the 27 th November 2011. A total of 10 students were selected to perform alongside Chao Yang School and Mediacorp artiste Teresa Tseng. Months of hard work was put in where our students help with the training of about 16 Chao Yang students. It was tough but our students loved the experience of being able to help these students gain the confidence to perform in front of numerous guests, including the President, Mr Tony Tan and the Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat.

Achievements

Concerts Held


Year 1999 -

Yuhua Harmonica Band Concert – DBS Auditorium

Year 2003 -

Harmonica De Cantabile I – Ulu Panda Theatrette

Year 2004 -

Harmonica De Cantabile II – Victoria Concert Hall

Year 2005 -

Harmonica De Cantabile III – Singapore Conference Hall

Year 2006 -

Harmonica De Cantabile IV – Esplanade Concert Hall

Year 2007 -

Concert @ Esplanade Recital Studio

Year 2010 -

Harmonica De Cantabile 2010 – Esplanade Concert Hall


Outdoor Performances


Year 2002 -

300 Harmonica Member Performance @ Kreta Ayer Community Theatre

Year 2003 -

 

Guest Performers @ NTU (Nanyang Technological University) with the NTU Harmonica Troupe

Year 2004 -

 

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National Day Performance cum attempt to break World Guinness Record for most number of people playing Harmonica @ Taman Jurong

Hong Kong Music Exchange Programme

Year 2005 -

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Peiyi Harmonica Exchange Programme

National Day Performance @ Marina City Park (National Day Carnival)

Year 2006 -

Performed at M.I.L.K. Carnival

Year 2011 - 

ComChest Charity Show 2011

Malaysia-Singapore Harmonica Exchange Concert

Year 2012 - 

 River Hong Bao 2012



Overseas Performances


Year 2004 -

Hong Kong Musical Exchange Programme

Year 2007 -

International Harmonica Carnival 2007 Malaysia

Year 2008 -

Year 2008 – Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2008 Hangzhou

Year 2012 - 

9th Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


SYF Competitions Awards

Year 1999 -

Silver Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2001 -

Silver Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2003 -

Silver Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2005 -

Gold with Honours Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2007 -

Gold Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2009 -

Silver Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2011 -

Gold Award (Instrumental Category)

Year 2013 - 

Certificate of Distinction (Instrumental Category)


Other Awards and Performances


Year 2004 -

4th Rotary Ambassador of the Arts Award (Music Instrument) Gold

Year 2011 - 

National Day Observance Performance at the Istana

Year 2012 - 

Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival (Gold Award; 1st Runner Up)