06 May '11, 2pm

Find out how Bowen Secondary School's Military Band turns the standard march into a dance that dazzles audiences

Find out how Bowen Secondary School's Military Band turns the standard march into a dance that dazzles audiences

Plumes and bright uniforms add colour to the music. From their base in the northeast of Singapore, the musicians have made their school a magnet for students who seek to play a part in a CCA with multiple awards under its belt. Recognised as a Niche School for its band programme in 2008, Bowen Secondary School has charted ten gold awards at the Singapore Youth Festival, including two 'Gold with honours' in 2006 and 2010. The exacting demands of a display band fail to deter would-be members, who send in more applications than the band can accept every year. Some, like Eunice, opted for Bowen Secondary School after their PSLE with the goal of joining the band and honing their existing skills. Others, such as Khairi, mastered the beat despite having no musical knowledge or band experience. In fact, more than 90 percent of each Sec 1 cohort lacked training in both music and ma...

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