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Band Performance at Istana Open House

The Maris Stella Symphonic Band was cordially invited to perform to the public at the Istana on 1 May 2016, Labour Day. The band also had the privilege to perform for the President of Singapore, Mr Tony Tan Keng Yam and First Lady, Mrs Mary Tan. It was a meaningful experience for many of these young and passionate musicians. They performed familiar xinyao melodies and displayed outstanding showmanship in front of an engaged crowd at the Istana. Through helping each other with the instruments and co-ordinating amongst themselves, these young musicians learnt that it is important to have teamwork and self-discipline when it comes to preparing for a public performance outdoors.
This public performance was a success thanks to the dedication of the Resident Conductor, Mr. Adrian Chiang, the Assistant Conductor, Mr. Joseph Teo, as well as their teachers-in- charge who were there to guide and mentor them. The band members would also like to thank their parents for coming down and supporting them at the Istana. It was a truly honourable and unforgettable experience for these budding musicians!