Raffles Institution

Raffles Guitar Ensemble (Year 5-6)

  • taken by Iffah Rusyda and Tan Ting Wei for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    In the Raffles Institution (Year 5-6) Guitar Ensemble (RJGE), we are a family of 30 or so like-minded individuals with a passion for creating music and producing harmonies. Led by conductor Mr Michael Gaspar, RJGE has quickly risen to prominence as one of the best full-fledged Niibori guitar ensembles in Singapore at the JC level. Throughout your time at RJGE, you will see another side of the dynamic guitar, one that will float you through lazy afternoons hearing the sounds of guitar strings. It will dispel your stereotype that the guitar is only for acclaimed pop stars who stand on stage and effortlessly strum melodies while singing their hearts out.

    In 2018, RJGE will be holding its biennial concert, blending a mix of sweet classical pieces and uplifting renditions of modern pop music. The incoming young grasshoppers next year will also definitely have an opportunity to bring the school glory in the 2019 SYF.

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    Achievements and Highlights

    2017 Singapore Youth Festival (Guitar)

    Certificate of Distinction


    VIA Collaboration with Grace Orchid School

    2 months of weekly Ukulele coaching to Grace Orchid School students


    Teacher mentors

    Mr Winston Cheong

    Mdm Shalliet Ng