RI Military Band


RIMB 2023-edited (1)


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 five consecutive SYF Arts Presentation, in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and most recently 2023. In 2022, we held our first public concert in four years, Prometheum XVIII, at School of the Arts Concert Hall, to a full house. 

RIMB is actively involved in exchanges with local and overseas school bands. RIMB has travelled to Taipei, Tokyo, and Osaka-Kyoto on oversea school exchanges, and hosted visiting bands from the US Navy, Australia and Japan. RIMB has a strong network of alumni who often guest plays in our concerts, and works closely with Raffles Symphonic Band in Year 56, and Raffles Winds, the alumni band. 


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 Instagram page.


Achievements & Highlights


February & March – Band exchanges at Yuying Secondary, Pasir Ris Secondary, and Victoria School

April – Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (Distinction)\

May – Performance at RI’s 200th Founder’s Day Celebrations, Singapore EXPO

August – Arts at the Atrium Performance

November – SAF band exchange and Exchange with Compassvale and Monfort Secondary School Bands 



April – Arts at the Atrium Performance

August – National Day Performance

November – Prometheum XVIII concert at SOTA Concert Hall