: October 16th, 2011 9:19pm
: February 13th, 2019 10:32am
Achieved Level 75
Scored a 95
Founding Director of the SIA Organisation, a performing arts organisation with many performing arts groups performing under the SIA name. All of our groups are all-male.
Executive Director of the Re:Sound Collective, Excelsior Winds, Antiphony and conNexus. Please check their descriptions for medals/finalists details
Founded in Season 12 as the SIA-Aidil high school marching group with the Aidil High School, the organisation grew to become a full fledged performing arts organisation with funding and support from the high school. However, in Season 18, the organisation became independent and cut ties with the affiliated high school and had to go inactive the following season due to the lack of funds and manpower.
After countless fundraisers, opening a new bingo hall and a new partnership with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the organisation mustered up some courage and quietly fielded a drum corps for competition in Season 62 to test its capabilities, almost 50 seasons since it was last active. The experiment proved to be a success as the SIA Cadets went undefeated the whole season and were crowned Champions of Division III with a highest ever corps score of 90.720!
As a result of the promising results of the corps, the SIA Organisation announced that it'll be going all out competitive once again through the comeback of its marching band program, the SIA Knights, the reboot of its winter groups, SIA Stars and SIA Beats, and also the relaunch of it's feeder corps and band, the SIA Scouts, the SIA Esquires. The Organisation also launched two new feeder indoor groups, the SIA Diamonds and the SIA Drums.
The SIA Organisation looks forward to building on the success of its drum corps and hopes to be a competitive force in the seasons to come with its current active groups.
SIA League: CLASS
The main performing arts group with the SIA Organisation. Established in Season 13. Debut in Season 15. Highest score ever achieved: 97.800 (S67 Div. I, 4th Place)
Official Corps Song: Ave Verum Corpus
Medals: Div II - S63(1st), Div III - S62(1st)
Finalist: Div I - S64-69, Div III - S16
Reflections of the Universe
“I don't pretend to understand the Universe -- it's a great deal bigger than I am.” - Thomas Carlyle
What is the Universe? That is one immensely loaded question! No matter what angle one took to answer that question, one could spend decades answering that question and still barely scratch the surface. Without a doubt, the Universe is beyond the reckoning of our minds. Our best estimates say that it is unfathomably vast, but for all we know, it could very well extend to infinity. What’s more, its age in almost impossible to contemplate in strictly human terms. In the end, our understanding of it is nothing less than the result of thousands of years of constant and progressive study. And in spite of that, we’ve only really begun to scratch the surface of the grand enigma that it is the Universe. Perhaps some day we will be able to see to the edge of it (assuming it has one) and be able to resolve the most fundamental questions about how all things in the Universe interact. Until that time, all we can do is measure what we don’t know by what we do, and keep exploring!
This show reflects upon the origins of the universe and deep space in general, and is based upon Philip Sparke's "Music of the Spheres", commissioned by the Yorkshire Building Society Band and first performed by them at the European Brass Band Championships in Glasgow, May 2004. The show opens with a mellophone solo called "t = 0", a name given by some scientists to the moment of the Big Bang when time and space were created, and this is followed by a depiction of the Big Bang itself, as the entire universe bursts out from a single point. A slower section follows called "The Lonely Planet", which is a meditation on the incredible and unlikely set of circumstances which led to the creation of the Earth as a planet that can support life, and the constant search for other civilizations elsewhere in the universe. "Asteroids and Shooting Stars" depicts both the benign and dangerous objects that are flying through space and which constantly threaten our planet. The show ends with "The Unknown", leaving in question whether our continually expanding exploration of the universe will eventually lead to enlightenment or destruction.
Music of the Spheres - Philip Sparke