Wednesday, December 22, 2010

OMM Goes to the Movies!
by the Orchestra of the Music Makers

Time: Saturday, January 8, 2011 · 7:30pm - 10:30p

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Conductor: Chan Tze Law
Soloist: Edward Tan (Violin)
Choir: Victoria Chorale
Chorus Master: Nelson Kwei

JERRY GOLDSMITH Star Trek: First Contact - Main Theme
MIKLOS ROZSA Ben Hur: Choral Suite
ERICH KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major

JOHN WILLIAMS Suite from 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' (including Duel of the Fates)
GUSTAV MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No.5, from 'Death in Venice'
JOHN WILLIAMS Suite from 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
JOHN WILLIAMS Flight to Neverland from 'Hook'
JOHN WILLIAMS Dry Your Tears Afrika from 'Amistad'
HANS ZIMMER Suite from 'The Lion King’

The Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) opens its 2011 concert season
with wonderfully familiar original scores from your favourite movies!
Come on a fantastic journey with us as we take a flight on a
broomstick in the magical world of Harry Potter, relive the galatic
battles in Star Wars, journey with the Enterprise in Star Trek, and
take an adventure on the savannah in The Lion King.

Adding further magic to the night is OMM Concertmaster Edward Tan
performing the film-inspired Violin Concerto by composer Erich
Korngold. Edward is a multiple prizewinner at Singapore’s National
Piano and Violin Competition and currently a Masters student at Yale
studying violin performance.

Tickets at $35, $25, $19, $12 available from SISTIC.

I think Jana (our senior) is performing in this concert (: PLEASE TRY TO GO IF YOU CAN!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hope you guys are still practising even while you are enjoying your holidays (:

For those who do not know, cca days next year will be
Thursday & Friday, 330pm - 630pm.
Also, since it's SYF next year, we will have practice on Tuesday, 330pm - 630pm as well starting from January until end of SYF. Block your days!

TKGS String Ensemble Concert:
9th January 2010

TKGS is going for SYF next year too, so do go and listen to how other orchestras play and pick up the good points from them! More details will be given to you guys once i get them. Meanwhile, pls let me know if you are interested to go for it!

AND pls remember to do your part for cca fair! (souvenirs + stickers + posters)


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hey Guys!
An update on the timings for cca!

18/11 (thurs): 330pm - 630pm (SECTIONALS with instructors)
19/11 (fri): 1pm - 4pm (Mr CHAN)

25/11 (thurs): 330pm - 630pm (Mr CHAN)
26/11 (fri): 2pm - 5pm (SECTIONALS with instructors), 5pm - 630pm (ORCHESTRA)

27/11 (sat, open house):
1st slot: 0830am - 1245pm
2nd slot: 1215pm - 0430pm

There will be breaks in between so don't worry about your stomach! (:


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hello stringers, hehe hope you guys are enjoying your holidays now.
To all the white badges taking HCL, JIAYOU OKAY? We know we can do it.
Grey and Red badges, we know you'll miss us, we will too! :D heeh must practise hard okay?
Anyway, i have to share these, THEY ARE HILARIOUS.

you drop a blonde and a brunette from 100 ft, which hits the ground first?
The brunette, because the blonde has to ask directions on the way down.

A blonde, a brunette, and a redhead all work at the same office for a female boss who always goes home early.
"Hey, girls," says the brunette, "Let's go home early tomorrow. She'll never know."
So the next day, they all leave early right after the boss does.
The brunette gets some extra gardening done.
The redhead goes to the salon.
The blonde goes home to find her husband cheating with her female boss!
So, the blonde quietly sneaks out of the house.
"That was fun," says the brunette the next day. "We should do it again sometime."
"No way," says the blonde. "I almost got caught."

Okay last one.
There is this blonde going to Disney World. She sees a sign that says, "Disney World left". She turns around and goes home.

HAHA THIS IS EPIC. hope this has made your day like how it made mine. :D

♥ yungci

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Hey Stringers!

All the best for the ongoing review tests for the reds
& to the greys + whites: give your best for the upcoming EOYs!
& to our beloved greens, we know you guys will do super well for Os! (:


Here's 2 random + lame jokes for you guys to relax!

A teacher asks her class, "If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?" She calls on little Johnny.

"None, they all fly away with the first gunshot."

The teacher replies, "The correct answer is 4, but I like your thinking."

Then Little Johnny says, "I have a question for YOU. There are three women sitting on a bench having ice cream. One is delicately licking the sides of the triple scoop of ice cream. The second is gobbling down the top and sucking the cone. The third is biting off the top of the ice cream. Which one is married?"

The teacher, blushing a great deal, replies, "Well I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone."

"The correct answer is the one with the wedding ring on... but I like your thinking."

Why do students fail in exams?

Eight hours of sleep each day =122 days

summer holidays=61 days

sundays in a year= 52 days

festival holidays= 40 days

3 hrs of daily routine=46 days

winter holiays=15 days

1hr of chatting per day=15 days

sickness days/yr = 10 days

film time in a yr= 3 days
remaining 1day is their

'have a break, have a kit-kat'


P.S. Juniors, pls leave ur real names in the tagboard (:

Saturday, September 04, 2010


This is my first time posting on this pretty blog. (:

Just a few reminders:

We are improving! Don't ever give up on practising! No matter how tough it may seem, you will get there, so persevere on! (:

1. Produce an MC/parent's letter if you cant make it for cca on the particular day
2. Tell Stephanie if you will be late for CCA (including those with extra lessons)
3. Please be puntual for CCA:
Thursdays - 3.15pm
Friday - 3.00pm

Orchestra time
2. Respect please, even towards the student conductor

Borders invitation

This is what the person-in-charge sent us:

A little insight on what Borders is trying to do as off now. We are trying to form a community outreach movement in where we encourage local musicians and artistes to showcase their talents in our 2 stores in Wheelock and Parkway respectively. We would like it if the crowd can mingle around with the performances and have something that they are able to relate too. Hopefully, in this manner, we are able to bring back the old Borders culture as a favourite hangout for youths and adults due to the amount of entertainment and gigs that is regularly showcased in our stores.

We are happy to provide a platform for musicians to perform in our store and they will be able to promote their album or EP as they perform. In fact, we already had 3 musicians who performed with us recently. They are Eunice Keitan who is a Canadian acoustic performer who is currently in Australia performing now and will be back to perform in September with us, Seyra Tunes, a musician who did the opening act for Yuna, a Zee Avi equivalent and lastly Vivian from Replugged Music, an inspiring ukulele artiste. Eunice performed at Wheelock in July and Seyra and Vivian performed at our EXPO fair just 2 weeks back.
Try to take up this opportunity if you can to expose yourself to performing in public, especially the red & grey badges. Probably after EOYs for grey badges! Come and talk to me if you/the group of you wanna put up an item! (:

Aside those stuffs, to anyone of you
if there is anything that you would like to see improvement in the orchestra or any feedback, do let me/string exco know!


but don't forget to take a break at times! 'have a kit-kat!'

with love,

Sunday, August 01, 2010



Just a reminder CIP is on 14th August, here are the pieces we're playing....

1) St Paul's Suite
2) Rutter first movement
3) Holberg Suite
4) Eine Klein Nachtmusik first movement.

Remeber to practise hard.

Saturday, July 31, 2010



President: Jan Chiang An Li
Vice-President: Chai Yung Ci
Secretary: Stephanie Lam
Treasurer: Xu Shu Ya@ Juniana Wijaya
Welfare and Communications officer: Sonia Ann Thomas
Discipline Mistress: Chia Ying Yin
Librarian: Amanda Foo
Quartermistress: Chu Wen
Assistant Librarian: Pui Ying
Assistant Quartermistress: Stefanie See


Student Conductor: Amanda Foo
Assisstant Student Conductor: Valerie Foong
Concert Mistress: Valerie Foong
Assistant Violin 1 Section Leader: Wei Ling
Violin 2 Section leader: Natasha Lee Varella
Violin 2 Assistant Section Leader: Deshalynn
Viola Section Leader: Isobel Tan Hwei Ern
Viola Assistant Section Leader: Amanda Chua Yun Shan
Cello Section Leader: Juniana Wijaya
Cello Assistant Section Leader: Chai Yung Ci
Double Bass Section leader: Chia Ying Yin


Sec1: Shu Yi
Sec 2: Michelle
Sec 3: Amanda Chua

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hey green badges!

VJSE DSA is on the 7th and 21st June! Please do come down and take part in the audition. Go to this website to to check it out(:

VJSE has just held our annual concert and we will be holding it again next year! We hope that you will join us next year too! On the 10th of July this year, we will be combining with VJCO and players from Hong Kong, Macau and China under the hong kong conductor in charge of this exchange programme (: we'll be flying to hong kong to have a concert with them in december then to Macau and China! It's a brand new experience for the ensemble. If we were to play well towards the end of the year, this exchange programme will become an annual event(: He has also spotted talent among the players. Some of you may know Grace, our senior from the yellow batch, she was the viola SL and the conductor felt that she would be a loss to the music world when she did not want to study music. You, too, can have this experience (: So do come down and try!

OH!If you do get into VJSE via DSA, you'll be invited to join us in december and get a complementary ticket (: how fun is that? SUPERB

Other than strings, VJ will ensure that you'll have a fun time through your junior college life! (:

I hope to see you guys then (: Thanks (: