Raffles Institution

Raffles Rock

  • taken by Keane Chua for Deck the Walls 2016, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    A steady beat on a bass drum, intertwined with the groove of a throbbing bass line. A meaty strike on the guitars, complemented by a warm tone on the synths. A gritty melody splitting through the soundscape, and, above all, the soaring spirits of the band undergirding the fire in the music.

    Our members dabble in a wide range of music, from pop-punk from the likes of My Chemical Romance (R.I.P.), to dulcet indie music such as Bon Iver, to the eclectic and frankly undecipherable math rock (google it). Oh, and some of us might occasionally listen to *cough* Kpop & Jpop *cough*. What’s important is an open mind towards music and a commitment to the craft.

    Beyond CCA sessions, we hone our showmanship (and head-banging skills) through gig opportunities throughout the year. Most notably, our annual concert, Rock Out, held at the *SCAPE Ground Theatre, allows our bands to showcase their collective efforts in front of an ardent audience. Other gigs are more ad-hoc in nature, including YFC charity concerts and performances at cafes.

    Find out more in CCA Previews '17!

    Achievements and Highlights

    IHC Music Fest 2016
    Organising CCA in collaboration with Raffles Jazz

    Invitational performances: SYF Outreach at the Malls 2016, YOUTHphoria 2016 at Singapore Discovery Centre

    Raffles Rockin 2016 - Uprising

    Raffles Rockout 2016 – Anarchy

    Teachers in charge

    Dr Lena Lui

    Ms Ng Pei San