NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0314941

A Singapore Musical Tale


A Singapore Musical Tale - learning about music and instruments through story-telling

The Philharmonic Winds has formed a unique wind ensemble of a smaller size (10 persons) that is suitable for AEP performances in schools but which will still showcase the key instruments of the wind orchestra.

It will involve flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and a narrator.

This interactive programme will introduce students to the various key instruments from a wind ensemble and to the fun of music-making.

Through the performance, the students will be introduced to basic elements of music. For example, there would be a recurring theme with an easy rhythm that the audience will be asked to clap each time a sentence in the script is said or a certain action happens. This rhythm would also be unique to each school as the students will be encouraged to suggest what this recurring rhythm should be.

The instruments will take on the roles of characters in a brand-new story that will be workshopped and created with the advise of professional actor/narrator Wiliam Ledbetter. Each instrument will take turns to showcase its own timbre and unique "sound-effects" it can make.

The brand-new story will be based in Singapore, capturing the nuance of a student’s everyday life in music. In addition to the narration, the musicians will also stage a theatrical show, acting as they perform the music.


Learning Objectives:

1) Identify the different instruments of the wind ensemble and the sounds they make (including different timbre) through the creative telling of a story.

2) Learn fundamental concepts of rhythm and dynamics.

3) Learn to be and enjoy being an active participant in a musical performance.

4) Learning to express oneself via music.



Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE / Special Education School


30 mins

PA system / Microphone / Mic (10), 10 microphones is ideal, but if not available, we can work with the school to see what general mic-ing can they provide.


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Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP until 31 December 2016.


- The Philharmonic Winds (Singapore) Ltd -

Desmond Chow