Raffles Institution

Raffles Symphonic Band

  • taken by Elizabeth Quek and Amelia Lee for Deck the Walls 2017, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    The Raffles Symphonic Band was established in 1982 as Raffles Junior College Symphonic Band.

    What makes RSB so special? It’s the bonds we’ve forged with each other through thick and thin, through the good times and the bad, in pursuit of the common goal of making beautiful music. Whether you’re an experienced band member looking for a new challenge in music or just looking to pick up a new instrument, RSB welcomes you with open arms.

    Besides weekly sectionals, we have combined rehearsals with our resident conductor, Mr Lim Yean Hwee, twice a week. With his many idiosyncrasies and unique sense of humour, Mr Lim ensures that there is never a dull moment during combined practices. Our friendly and approachable teachers-in-charge, Mr Derek Lim and Mr Wong Chee Choy, are also ever present to take care of us and make band as meaningful an experience as possible.
    Find out more in CCA Previews '17.

    2016 achievements and Highlights

    Singapore Ensemble Competition
    The Euphoric Tubes (Senior Division – Gold Award – 1st in Division)
    Raffles Saxophone Ensemble (Senior Division – Gold Award – 2nd in Division)
    RSB Woodwind Quintet (Senior Division – Gold Award)

    Raffles Silver Homes
    Band CIP

    A Tempo XXV
    Annual concert

    Singapore Youth Chamber Winds
    Inaugural performance with University of Cincinnati Professor of Music Rodney K Winther

    Teachers in charge

    Mr Derek Lim 

    Mr Wong Chee Choy