Guzheng Ensemble members has clinched the Certificate of Distinction at the SYF Arts Presentation 2017 at UCC
The Guzheng Ensemble has been the pride and glory of New Town Secondary School. The Ensemble was established in May and has since become an integral part of the school’s aesthetics programme. It not only trains the students in finger coordination and mental concentration but more importantly, the spirit of teamwork. Members grow to realise and appreciate that hard work is an indispensable part of achievement. These attributes will be the assets that the performers possess.
The Guzheng Ensemble gives students numerous opportunities to perform in school events to showcase their talents. It also develops their musicality and boosting their confidence.
For the past ten years the Guzheng Ensemble has won Silver Awards at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Competition in the string ensemble category. Its hard work finally paid off when they won a gold award in the SYF Central Judging in 2011 and 2013. In the 2015, the Guzheng Ensemble achieved a Certificate of Accomplishment, its silver equivalent, at the biannual competition. This year, the Guzheng Ensemble managed to capture a Certificate of Distinction at the 2017 SYF Arts Presentation.
The Guzheng Ensemble also participates in public performances and school performances such as Chinese New Year Concert, Commendation Day and National Day Celebration.
TEACHER IN-CHARGE AND COACH/TRAINERS
• Ms Low Mian Jiun
• Miss Shian Pui Kuen
ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR
1. CCA Open House Performance
2. CNY 2018 Performance@ Clementi Mall
3. Chinese New Year Concert
4. Guzheng Bonding Camp
5. VIA Programme
6. Exchange Programme/ Mini Concert
Students are beaming with pride and joy as they reflect on their SYF 2017 journey.
Guzheng Bonding Camp in August 2017