Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ex VP says....

HI dear fellow members,

It is probably time to do some spring cleaning to our CO BLOG already. When was the last post updated? Sep 10th by jiawenwen.... 

December has arrived. Are we satisfied with the amount of things we have done for this year ^^? Annual Concert, Hong Kong Music Festival, Mini Lunchtime Concert, Interviews by Straits Time, Zao Bao, PAP Charity Concert (coming soon..). 

I thought that CO have been pretty much progressive and doing well in terms of publicity and we have been exposed to wide variety of music genres too, thanks to our conductor Mr Chiang. =) Of course not forgetting the effort of our current members as well as our LOYAL batch of alumni! Now u see how teamwork gets the orchestra moving!! 

I hope this carries on and on... forever. =) 

I think we need give a round of applause to our Percussion Team for taking up the challenge to participate in the competition this time round. They have make great efforts and gave their time in for practicing despite having various commitments. **Claps Claps** It is the effort that people will remember. Good Job percussionists !! ^^

Anyway, admins please do update the blog frequently!! btw, we've been FEATURED in 联合早报 on 12th Dec 2008, 3rd last page left hand corner of the paper. DO read them!! Look out for SITI, the Vice-President!! whahaha. Hopefully, the straits time article would be out soon. Keep a look out... 


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dedicated to SLs =D

Yoyo all SLs, 

please remember to ask your instructors to sign on both the white and pink form before the 2nd last day of each month, 

for eg, last day of june is 30th. Instructors have to sign by the 28th. 

this is to ensure that your instructor will not get their salaries too late, as NYP's finance dept is abit slow in their processing.

& i think almost all setB's practices have already reached 10 lessons right? 
so SLs rmb to tell your setB instructors. =D

btw, i forgot to photocopy july's pink form,
so i dont have the records of the setB instructors pay slip =x
im really sorrrrrrry to all SLs ):


Hk tee payment

Hi all, the hk-tees will be here soon!
Please pay the money to your SLs ASAP.
Latest by next wed [17 Sept 08]

Price for the HK tee
Current members : $15
Alumni/CS pple : $8.50

Why $15 for current members?
the extra is for CO fund, cuz if i collect the hk tee $$, then i collect the CO fund $$ again, it would be very troublesome for all of us, so we are making your lives easier. :)

Thanks alot! =D

ps: Those who went for the EVCO concert and haven paid me the ticket $$, please pay me soon if not i will keep haunting you. hahaha $13 per ticket.

jiawen :D

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Resuming of Practice

Hi everyone!

Sectional and combined practices will resume this week. Extra practices will start on Saturday at 930am this week.

There will also be a Spring Cleaning after this Saturday practice. All of you are advice to stay back and help out. 人多好办事.

Do bring along $15 and pass it to your SL by this week. It is for the Hong Kong trip t-shirt.

Please attend the practice tomorrow.


We are only left with 1 month to the Hong Kong trip. Please try your very best to turn out for practices.

Thank you!

Friday, August 01, 2008

HK accomodation

Hi all,

For your information, the hotel that we will be staying in for the HK trip, is BP International Hotel.

- Two Person Per Room -

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Study Break

Hi all!!

We will be having our study break from 8/8/08 to 31/8/08.

Please come back for practice on 1st of September!

Meanwhile, lets all work hard and study for our exams and be prepared to enjoy seeing one another very often (intensive practice) after our exams!!

Jiayou Jiayou everyone!

Please attend the practice tomorrow.

Thank you!

Also, for members going HK, please make your 1st payment by Friday, 1 August.
We'll be flying to HK on 5 October and flying back on 12 October.

Thank you!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Visit to temple

Hi all,

This saturday, we'll be visiting the temple where Ruixiang's ashes will be placed. If you are interested to go, please inform us as soon as possible. We'll be tagging along with EVCO's bus, thus we need to confirm the number of people going.

Details are as follow:

Date: 21 June 08 (Saturday)
Meeting Time: 12pm
Meeting Venue: Cheng San CC (Near Amk Mrt station)

Those who don't know how to go, do let us know so that we can arrange a time for us to meet at AMK mrt station and we'll bring you there.

Please message either Me (coconuts) or Shing if you are going.


Thank you!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Remember them..

We can't stop tragedies from happening, what God wants to take away, what He wants to leave behind. However, as long as we stay strong we are still NYPCO!

This day, we will always remember RuiXiang for his helpfulness, cheerfulness and most importantly his contributions to NYPCO & CSCO. His sudden passing have deeply impact the fellow juniors and seniors of NYPCO. We have lost a good cellist who have shown so much passion towards music.

We grieved for this wonderful man who have always been the motivator of cello section, been a great brother for some of us, a leader and most importantly our dear friend!!

To you RX:

We have always look upon you as a brother, a leader and an adviser. To NYPCO, you are an adviser, a good cellist and the pillar for cello section. Now that you have accomplished what you need to fulfill in this life, it is time for you to rest. It saddens the orchestra but we all will stay strong and accomplish what we have promised to do in Oct. We will not fail you and David!!

"Believe in us and be there with us"


With Love,


Monday, May 12, 2008

Start of Set B practice : New members

Hi all,

Set B practice (for new members) will start this week. Please check below for your practice timings.

1) Cello & Bass  A242
2) Dizi A240

1) Plucking A240
2) Sheng & Suona A241

-Interview 3pm-

1) Huqin (Erhu) A242
2) Percussion A240

Timing for respective sessions: 6.30pm

For new members who did not attend the tryout session previously, please come on Monday - Thursday (including wednesday) to tryout the instruments.  

Any enquiries please email to

Thank you!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Upcoming : Farewelcome Day!

Hi all,

There will be a FareWelcome day for our new members and all current members.

Please note that its compulsory for the new members to attend this day as it will be the official day that you join our orchestra (even though you are in already ^_^)

Date: 17 May 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 9am - Finish (night)
Venue: 9am: Orchestra room
Dinner: BBQ at pasir ris

Most likely, transport will be provided for our trip to pasir ris.

Please inform us if you require any "special orders" for instance if you are vegetarian or muslim so that we can make the necessary arrangements for you.

What we will be doing on that day, would be playing some icebreaker games (usual), and will have interaction sessions with your sectional members and of course, our orchestra members. Do take this opportunity to know as many friends as possible!! ^_^.

It will be a fun-filled event, so see you there!!

Any enquiries, please mail them to

- To be updated-

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Theory lessons & Interview

Hi all,

All new members will be required to attend 3 days of theory lessons conducted by our conductor, Mr Mike Chiang. During these three days, you will learn the basic reading of scores other basics in music.

Day 1
Date: 5 May 2008 (Monday)
Time: 7 - 9pm
Venue: A240 (Orchestra room)

Day 2
Date: 6 May 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 7 - 9pm
Venue: A240 (Orchestra room)

Day 3
Date: 7 May 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30 - 4.30 pm
Venue: A240 (Orchestra room)

Please be punctual and remember to bring along your writing materials.

There will be a short interview session for all new members.
Here are the various time slots that you might be allocated to:

Day 1 & 2 (5, 6 May) :
- 6.30 -7 pm
- 9 - 9.30 pm

Day 3 ( 7 May):

- 2 - 2.30pm
- 4.30 - 6pm

Please do not worry about this interview session, you will not be required to play anything. The interview will only last about 5 minutes, it is just to confirm some of your details and to know more about you. ^_^

We apologise for this late update.

Please mail any enquiries to us at

Thank you

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tryout session and Audition

Date: 29 April, Tuesday
Reporting place: A241 (Orchestra room)
Time: 6pm

*Please take note that audition may take place over two days, 29 april (tues) and 30 Apr (Weds) as we might not be able to complete it within one day. Nevertheless, please report on Tuesday.

Please feel free to email us at to clarify any doubts!

Hope to see you there! ^_^


Announcement to all members & freshies:

Event: Fare-welcome party
Date: 17 May, Saturday

Please make yourself free on that day as we will have an official "step down" session for the year 3s and committee members. Also, we will welcome our new batch of freshies to our new family!

Will update on the programs for that day soon!

Nevertheless, we welcome all suggestions and ideas!

Friday, April 18, 2008

NYPCO website!

Hi Members + Freshies!!

Welcome to NYP Chinese Orchestra!

We have set up out NYP chinese orchestra website, might be a temporary one, but if you require any details of our orchestra, please feel free to visit our website! ^_^

Click Here to visit!

If you still have any unanswered enquiries, please feel free to email us at

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Club Crawl Details

Hi all!

Here are the club crawl performance details:

Date: 17 & 18 April (Thursday & Friday)
Venue: Sports Hall

**Reporting time: 17 Apr - 1030am
                                 18 Apr - 130pm 

Performance Time:  17 Apr - 12pm 
                                    18 Apr - 340pm

Please take note that we will require you to report earlier as we need man + woman power to help out in moving the instruments and looking after the booth, also there will be a briefing of the procedures.

Thank you very much.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Club Crawl Rehearsal

Hi all,

This coming wednesday, 16 April, will be our upcoming club crawl rehearsal. Please turn up for practice if you are performing.

Here are the pieces we will be performing:

1) 我要快乐
4)Beatles Medley
5) Rasa Sayang

Besides performers for club crawl, all members are encouraged to come for practice and Mr Chiang will be going through some pieces that we will be playing during the HK festival.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Cleaning!

Hello members!

We will be having a cleaning session for our orchestra rooms (A240- A242) next Saturday. Your sectional leaders will inform you more on the details. Here are some brief information:

Date: 5 April 2008 (Saturday) 
Venue: Orchestra room
Time: 10 am - complete

Please turn up for this cleaning sessions as we have quite a lot of things to do, considering that we have three rooms. 

Thank you very much! ^_^

Shiying & Chia Sin

Friday, March 14, 2008

Club Crawl 08

Hi members,

As usual, we will be performing during Club Crawl 2008. Please refer to the schedule below for more information.

Date: April 17 - 18 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 11am - 1pm
Excuse letters will be provided

Members, please try to participate in this important event unless you have really valid reasons. Please do not treat this event as an ordinary performance, the future of our orchestra would depend on this performance. Our aim is to attract more people to our club.

I believe all Nypco members would wish that we can attract more members, however, if the participation level is poor, there is no way that we will be able to produce quality music to attract new members to our club.

Thus Nypco members, treat this event as a chance for you to learn more things and have fun.
Do participate actively!

Unity is power! ^_^

Chia Sin & Shiying

Monday, February 25, 2008

Resuming of Practice

Hi Fellow CO mates,

Co practices resuming soon (= Please remember to turn up for practices!! =)

Sectionals resume on the 3rd of March, Monday. No changes in sections allocation.

Date: March 3rd 2008
Time: 6.30- 9.30pm
Venue: CO Room (No changes to allocation of rooms.)
Combined Practices resumes on 5th of March, Wednesday.

Date: March 5th 2008
Time: 6.30-9.30pm
Venue : CO Room

Sectional Leaders, please remind your members and instructors about the practices dates.

Greatest Thanks!

For those newbies who wish to come and take a look at the orchestra, Please feel free to do so by popping by. Our Orchestra room are located beside the theatre of arts, small blue door beside it.

For further inquires, please do not hesitate to contact us at,


Friday, February 01, 2008

A Tribute To David

Hi all,
We have created a blog as a tribute to David.
Feel free to leave comments and messages you want for David.
Lets all do a part for our dear friend.
If any 1 has photos that you want to be uploaded on the website, please past it to either Chia sin or me.
Thanks alot

Thursday, January 31, 2008

passing of a great mate

This day, we have lost a great mate, a great suona player, great logistics as well as a great friend who have brought endless joy and laughter to this orchestra.

Dear all, our beloved '
蜡笔小新’ David Li, has passed away yesterday at around 11.45pm due to a severe car accident. His sudden death have brought many of us into the state of shock.

This day, we shall grieve for this great mate who have brought endless joy and laughter to us. This man, who have put in his most effort in playing a part as a NYPCO member and did us proud with his fabulous 'Long Teng Hu Yue' Suona Solo during AIMF.

Dearest David,

If you ever pass by here, we just want you to know that you are deeply loved and remembered by us! Your laughter and jokes will always remain in CO room, your music will remain in CO room and last of all, Your heart will always be with us, NYPCO! No matter where are you now, you will always be in our hearts!

The orchestra is deeply saddened by your passing, however we will be strong because we know, you will want us to be!!
我知道,你会希望我们乐团,上下团结一致,继续奏出感人动听的音乐。 Rest assure, we will not fail u.

Thank you for being my good comm member, Thank you for willing to lend a helping hand when i really need one. You will never failed to fulfill requests and lastly i just want you to know, I really miss you alot.

一路走好,开心的上路去。 希望你永远快乐!


With Love,

Monday, January 21, 2008

Pract & Events

Hi members,

Short updates:

There will still be combined practice this week before you all go off for all your exams. Please turn up if you can as we probably will be preparing for the perf in march on starcruise.

By the way, the Starcruise perf is a opening ceremony of some starcruise which have work closely with NYP for the annual poly forum. Thus, they have invited us for this opening ceremony.

Date: March 28th 2008

Time and Venue is not confirm as the personnel has not return with details. Please be expecting this event. Will update if there are any more details (=


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thank You - Annual Concert 2008

Hi My Fellow Members,

Thank You for all the hard work put in for this Annual Concert 2008 - Musical Odyssey Of Love. It's been quite a hectic period that we have gone through, but I'm glad everyone did it!!

Peishi and I were really grateful for all your support and cooperation given during the rehearsals and practices, as well as the alumni who have returned to practice. This is part of the reason why this concert is a success. Of course another part was everyone's effort and the conductor's guidances. I'm glad we put up a good show.

We will be having more events in the future. Everyone take a well-deserve good rest now and work hard for ur studies before we are reunite again to form an even stronger orchestra then before (=

Till then, please take care!! =D

Your Peess,
Peishi & JoJo

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Repertoire for Annual Concert 2008


Annual Concert 2008

  1. 丰收锣鼓
  2. 夜歌
  4. 站在高岗上
  5. 乌天蓝调
  6. 超人递加
  8. DO RE MI

Date: January 18th 2008
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: NYP Auditorium
GOH: Mrs Goh Chok Tong

Tickets @ $12 in aid of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation.