Overview of String Ensemble
String Ensemble is about coming together to play as a group and learning more about how to excel in playing each of our instruments. We produce beautiful and memorable sounds and memories for and with each other.
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?
We are very small, AND SO WE NEED MORE PEOPLE to amplify the richness of the sounds that we can provide.
How often do you have your trainings?
2 times a week – Wednesdays and Saturdays
There may be more sessions during concert season.
Would you like to give us a glimpse of what trainings are usually like?
Usually we practise pieces in our sections, then come together to play as an ensemble. This provides enough time for interaction and a healthy environment for collaborative learning and guidance from our instructor.
Any additional information to take note of?
You are MORE than welcome to join us if you have any background in music or playing instruments.
We are very chill, but we do value hard work, especially in preparation phases for events. We constantly seek improvement through hard work and tenacity, training our discipline while improving our skills in playing our instruments.
In a Nutshell
Why did you choose to join this CCA?
I felt inclined to join this CCA to continue with my passion that I had been pursuing since secondary school. Also, the CCA definitely provided an efficacious environment that motivated me to develop my skills and passion with like-minded musicians.
What would you consider to be the highlight of your CCA journey thus far?
The highlight of my journey were the days leading up to SYF (Singapore Youth Festival). Those 3 months were mentally and physically draining but equally rewarding as well. It undoubtedly helped strengthen the bonds between the members as we helped each other improve and got attuned to playing in a truly cohesive unit.
Noteworthy CCA milestones in the past year:
SYF, Combined Concert with Chinese Orchestra (CONCHORD), Neighbourhood Performance for PAssionARTS festival at Braddell Heights for National Day
What about the CCA culture? What’s it like?
With the small number of members in the CCA, the culture is naturally one of warmth and affection. As bonds strengthen in the course of the CCA journey, members will tend to grow even closer to one another, helping each other out in a journey that will definitely hone their musical talents.
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?
This CCA family embraces those looking to explore their limits, reach personal milestones and maximise their potential. In this intimate CCA, members are highly empowered and each take up various responsibilities to help the CCA reach greater heights like improving our musicality and advanced playing skills. This way, we all can have fun making music together while enabling others to enjoy it!:)
Charmayne Low, 17S33
James Howe, 17S32