Wow ~ What a fantastic whirlwind of a week we spent hosting the 2023 APAC Band Festival at TCIS.
This three-day event is such an energizing one, with more than 100 talented music students coming together to create beauty in a rich umbrella of educational experiences. As TCIS strives to cultivate internationally-minded learners, hosting international APAC events are highlight opportunities for sure.
Every individual school band practiced for weeks ahead of time, then worked with hyper focus at the APAC events as the different parts came together. Our guest conductor, Mr. Jay Londgren at Singapore American School, led the students wonderfully during this collaboration time – and with two days of practice together, these talented students played as an accomplished group. A final performance was held in the TCIS Performing Arts Center (live and live-streamed) and was such a beautiful event.
As a note of encouragement to share with our TCIS community, Mr. Londgren commented to our Secondary Principal, saying, "This is an amazing and beautiful campus, but even more, it is such an amazing and beautiful community." He was very complimentary of the school – especially the people of TCIS.
The final concert held a host of recognition for the many people who contributed to the planning and execution of the event. We would also like to say "Well done" to every community member who welcomed our guests on campus and showed such loving hospitality.