SYF is finally over this year and I'm going to enjoy the feeling, till the next one comes along.
This year, only two schools in the Secondary schools category attained gold. One was a girls' school (can't really remember what name but that their costume was pink and gold?) and the other that acheived gold with honours was Siglap Secondary.
For the Junior College category, Millenia Institute swept away the gold award, again.
This is what I've learnt:
- big ensembles win. Its best to have many racks of angklungs and a huge number of kulintangs.
- giving the melody to only the angklung won't get you anywhere. you must have the kulintangs playing something, maybe the bonangs doing something. You get my drift. As long as the angklungs are not playing solely from start to end. Oh and don't forget all the "outside" instruments like the gong, chinese drum, kendang, timpani and vibraphone.
So yeah, even though the category we're all preparing for is the Angklung category, just get the angklungs out there, but make sure you give parts to other instruments.
WTH? I thought we were in the angklung category???