Workshop & Masterclass

Participating bands may sign up for one 1.5 hour session of masterclasses / workshops conducted by our international adjudicators or clinicians. Workshop will take place only after the band has completed its competition.

In general, adjudicators / clinician will base on your performance at the Competition to provide advice to improve band’s music playing. Conductors are advised to be present during the workshop and should request to set aside time for discussion with the clinician during the session. Different form of workshop may take place as deem appropriate by the clinicians.

The Workshop will be held in exchange school host’s venue. Basic percussion instruments will be provided. Where space is permitted, the workshop will be opened to conductors of all SIBF participating bands.

Due to limited spaces, registration will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Allocation of adjudicators/ clinicians to bands will be done at best efforts of the organisers.

Professional Development Masterclass for Band Conductors 

WMC-WBAS Intercontinental Conducting Course
18 – 22 July 2016

Wind Bands Association of Singapore (WBAS) and World Music Contest (WMC) are proud to present the WMC-WBAS Intercontinental Conducting Course under the direction of Douglas Bostock with the Singapore Armed Forces Band. This course will provide an extensive range of conducting opportunities for conductors to work with wind orchestra and ensembles. This course is also valuable for conductors who wish to gain new insights into a variety of rehearsal techniques and wind repertoire. In this five–day course, 2 participants will be selected to join the all-expenses paid trip to be part of the 18 finalists from around the world to participate in the Conductors Contest in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, at the 18th WMC 2017 led by a panel of internationally renowned conductors.

See profile of Maestro Douglas Bostock here 

Video Recording

Active participants will receive extensive podium time during the course and may request for a DVD copy of the recording at the end of the course.

Selected Active Participants

We are pleased to announce the names of the active participants in WMC-WBAS Intercontinental Conducting Course in Singapore 18-22 July 2016:

Hao-Yen Chang (TW) Stephanie Smith (AUS)
Wei-Chung Chen (TW) Kentaro Takeuchi (JP)
Adrian Chiang (SG) Tay Yun Song (SG)
Wei-Lun Chiu (TW) Ignatius Wang (SG)
Ryo Hirabayashi (JP) Chanasak Wongweerawinit (TH)
Fanny Ma (HK) Daniel Yiau (SG)
Wilson Ong (SG) Christopher Lin Yong (SG)
Alvin Seville (SG)

To apply to be an observer for the course, please email to


Wind Orchestra

Ralph Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite (4-movement version, including Sea Songs, published separately)
Publisher:Boosey & Hawkes 

Vaclav Nelhybel
Trittico (In honour of the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death)
Publisher: Belwin

Yasuhide Ito
Symphonic Poem: Gloriosa
Publisher: Ongaku-No-Tomo

Chee-Kong Ho
Perayaan (original version)

Chamber Ensemble

Felix Mendelssohn
Overture in C for Harmoniemusik Op. 24 (Original version for 11 instruments)
Publisher: Ludwig, edited by John Boyd

Richard Strauss
Suite for Winds in B-flat Op. 4
Publisher: Fentone, Eulenburg, Leuckart

Robert Kurka
Suite: The Good Soldier Schweik Op. 22
Publisher: G. Schirmer

Selected participants are expected to obtain their own conductor scores.


The workshop fee for active participant is S$600 per person.

Active participant must be below the age of 39 as of July 2017.

Observer’s fee is S$250 per person for 5 days.

Payment is only required upon acceptance to the course. (Note: The above fees exclude meals, transport and accommodation.)

Course will run from 18 July, 5pm till 22 July, 6pm. Daily sessions will take place from 9.30am- 5pm daily with the exception of 18 July which will take place from 5pm- 7pm.

Results of the selected candidates for Conductors Contest will be announced by 23 July, 12pm.

Band in Attendance — Singapore Armed Forces Band

The Singapore Armed Forces Band (commonly known as the SAF Band) form the musical arm of the Singapore Armed Forces. Playing a vital role in ceremonial parades and ceremonies, the SAF Band provides musical support for parades such as the National Day Parade, SAF Day Parade, Passing Out Parades, Change of Command Parades and other military duties. Other than discharging Ceremonial Duties, the SAF Band also presents public concerts that aim to bring a wide range of music to the populace. They also seek to build up the band’s music repertoire into an extensive array of styles and variety