Raffles Institution

Raffles Symphonic Band

  • taken by Farand Effendy for Deck the Walls 2018, 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.

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    achievements and Highlights

    24 & 26 March 2017 - Exchange and concert with students from the Meiji University Meiji High School and Junior High School Wind Orchestra


    18 May 2017 - Annual concert A Tempo XXVI


    6-11 June 2017 - Exchange trip to Osaka, Japan with students from Osaka Gakugei High School and Kyoto Meitoku High School

    8 December 2017 - Bandemonium VI - Voyage

    Teachers in charge

    Mr Derek Lim 

    Mr Wong Chee Choy 

    Mrs Er Mui Kee