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RI Military Band

 

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Raffles Institution Military Band (RIMB) is officially founded in 1964, and is one of the oldest school bands in Singapore. We are originally a marching band, but converted to a concert band in 1992, while keeping the name to remember our heritage. Under the baton of our conductor Mr Lim Yean Hwee, we achieved Distinction for four consecutive SYF Arts Presentation, from 2015-2021. In 2020 and 2021, even though we were unable to perform physically together as a band, RIMB created three digital performances to share with the school community. The videos can be found on our official YouTube channel. 

Pre-pandemic, we were actively involved in exchanges with local and overseas schools. RIMB has travelled to Taipei, Tokyo, and Osaka on oversea school exchanges, and hosted visiting bands from Australia and Japan. Every SYF year, we host an exchange with other secondary school bands to perform our SYF set and choice pieces. RIMB has collaborated with Raffles Symphonic Band from Year 56, and Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra in joint concerts. 

 


RIMB started a media project during the COVID period in 2020, titled ‘Embark’. It aims to showcase and celebrate the musical talents of our band students online. Enjoy the performance put up by our Y3 and Y4 brass and percussion students during the December holidays. To get around COVID restrictions, each member recorded their own parts, which are then combined together by a professional
sound engineer.  

 

For more information about our programmes, visit our website rimb.rocks.

Interested Year 1s, click here for slides presented at Raffles Trail.

 


Training Schedule



Mondays & Wednesdays
Combined band with conductors: 4 pm to 6.30 pm

Thursdays
Sectionals with tutors: 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

 


Teacher Mentors



Mr Wu Bokai
Mrs Yak Sheau Yang


Achievements & Highlights



2021 SYF Arts Presentation Flexible Band Team A
Distinction

2021 SYF Arts Presentation Flexible Band Team B
Distinction

2021 SYF Arts Presentation Percussion Ensemble
Merit

Digital Performance of 2001 National Day Theme Song ‘Where I Belong’