Growing number of wind bands in Singapore

Today the scene includes semi-professional wind bands with at least 30 community and alumni bands and more than 220 of such bands in schools.
Today the scene includes semi-professional wind bands with at least 30 community and alumni bands and more than 220 of such bands in schools.PHOTO: THE PHILHARMONIC WINDS

SINGAPORE -While wind bands are often thought of as the lesser cousins to orchestras, the number of such bands in Singapore has grown over the years, providing more choices for music lovers here.

Today the scene includes semi-professional wind bands - Singapore Wind Symphony (SWS), the Philharmonic Winds (Philwinds), and Orchestra Collective - with at least 30 community and alumni bands and more than 220 of such bands in schools.

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