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Member Since : October 16th, 2011 9:19pm
Last Active : August 19th, 2019 5:56am
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2,500 Attendees
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About
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.

Season 70 marked the end of the golden era of the SIA Organisation as it ended it's partnership with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, hence losing most of its potential talent pool and funding. In addition to that, many of our veterans and core staff had left the organisation to join groups that had higher prestige, leaving the organisation in unstable times. Whilst we were able to sustain our competitive edge for another season, our Executive Director decided that for the organisation to survive it must rebuild its foundation. Hence in Season 72,

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.
Excelsior Winds
Group Description
Division: 1
Level: 97
Influence: 69026
Hometown: SIA
League: STAMB
An independent marching band; basically the Re:Sound Collective with woodwinds. Probably considered the most successful group in the SIA Organisation in terms of silverware. Formed in Mid-October 2011 in Season 12 as the SIA-Aidil Military Band. Highest score ever achieved: 97.735 (S67 Div. I, 2nd Place) Medal(s): Div I - S67 (2nd), S65-66 (3rd), Div II - S63-64(1st) Finalist: Div III - S15-16, S18
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Show Title
Pulau Ujong: The Rise of the Island at the End
Repertoire
Show Synopsis:
At the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula lies a tiny island separated from the main body of land, an island which first became known as Pulau Ujong in the 3rd Century (which means “Island at the End” in Malay). Today, a bustling metropolis occupies this island, a global hub at the fringes of Southeast Asia.

This show tells the story of the proliferation of the island, the story of Singapore.

Part 1: Temasek (pre-British Colonisation) - Overture ‘Dayung Sampan’ (1980, Leong Yoon Pin)
https://youtu.be/sI0loS6jgc4

Part 2: Sir Stamford Raffles (Dawn of the British Rule) - Crown Imperial (1937, William Walton)
https://youtu.be/18xef_-rqW8

Part 3: Japanese Occupation ( of the Second World War) - Bushido, The Way of the Warrior (2008, Richard Saucedo)
Part of Cavaliers' 2008 Show

Part 4: Majulah Singapura (Onwards Singapore, Gaining Independence) - What Do You See (2009, Electrico)
https://youtu.be/GKAMTOx0nNw

~~~ In celebration of Singapore's Bicentennial ~~~
Date Event Score Place
9/4/19 Sounds of the Appalachian Mountains
9/3/19 unspecified
9/2/19 Masters of FMA
9/1/19 ValleyFest Showdown
8/31/19 Symphony Of Sound In Motion V
8/30/19 March Of The First Order @ Hollywood Studios
8/27/19 10R SLHS Invitational
8/26/19 Killmongers Marching Band Invitational
8/24/19 Worcester Sound
8/23/19 Celebration of Sound
8/22/19 Broken Arrow Encore
8/21/19 Grand Band Spectacular XII
8/16/19 Lumberton ISD Marching Festival 86.990 2
8/15/19 Living Room Crusade LXXX: Lost Remote Riders 86.465 2
8/14/19 Lake Orion Dragon Invitational 85.765 2
8/12/19 Plymouth HS Invitational II 84.410 2
8/11/19 Tootle Doot Dooters! 83.690 2
8/9/19 Best of the Best: Singapore Edition 82.250 2
8/8/19 Muncie Regional Invitational - III 81.685 2
8/6/19 A Competition 80.455 1
8/5/19 Lobster Fest 79.620 2