Overview of Chinese Orchestra
VJ Chinese Orchestra (CO) is a team of passionate musicians who are unbelievably talented. We believe that practice makes perfect and no matter how inexperienced you are, you will always have a safe place in CO to learn and improve!
Is there something about your CCA you and your fellow members think most people are unaware of that you feel needs to be shared to them?
Many people think that our CCA only revolves around practising techniques and learning how to play music. But hey, it’s actually more than that! We learn to work as a team by being in an orchestra and most importantly, look out for one another.
How often do you have your trainings?
Twice a week on Wednesdays (3.15pm – 6.15pm) and Saturdays (8.15am – 12.30pm).
Would you like to give us a glimpse of what trainings are usually like?
On Wednesdays, there will be a instructor, specific to each section, coming down to the school to teach basic techniques and how to play the songs. On Saturdays, our instructor will come to the school to conduct and we will play as an entire orchestra under his guidance.
Any additional information to take note of?
We hold a concert every year and everyone in the CCA gets to take part and perform, despite their level of musical proficiency.
More about Chinese Orchestra
Why did you choose to join this CCA?
I’ve been in CO since primary school and I wanted to continue sharpening my techniques in percussion.
What would you consider to be the highlight of your CCA journey thus far?
Having taken part in 2 SYFs (Singapore Youth Festivals).
Noteworthy CCA milestones in the past year:
- Certificate of Distinction in 2017 SYF
- Collaborated with Strings to stage Conchord 2017 (Annual Concert)
What about the CCA culture? What’s it like?
We believe everyone will be able to play anything despite having absolutely no musical background and that they will be able to shine on stage given enough training.
In a Nutshell
To the incoming batch of juniors who will be busy pondering over the issue of CCA selection, what words would you give to those who may be keen on entering your CCA family?
Do not be afraid to sign up or ask us for more information! We promise you’ll be able to learn a lot and make a lot of friends, especially since we’re a big CCA.
Kwang Ting Yin, 17A15