Total matches for Music: 11
The HKFYG 2017 International Acappella Extravaganza was one of my most anticipated concerts every year because of my enthusiasm for vocal bands. It was definitely nice to watch different acappella teams perform and widen my scope in music. This year was more special in comparison simply because we got to meet and train with these teams beforehand during our 3-day acappella camp. We were in awe of their talent before the concert and we had an especially good time because of our connection with the performers. We were screaming on the top of our lungs, cheering for our favourites and singing along to every single song. It was no doubt one of my best concerts, particularly because I got to spend it with teammates. All the teams, Drums of War, Acapellago, and The Techtonics were spectacular performers and we all had amazing time learning from them. It also helped that we managed to get a picture with all of them at the end of the show. This whole journey definitely inspired all of us to push ourselves harder to strive for excellence.Date: June 16, 2017
Most of our acappella team, some choir members and Ms. Sing took
part in the 1st A Cappella camp held by the Hong Kong Federation of
Youth Groups in HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp
from 17th March to 19th March this year.
We learnt a lot from the camp. We had learnt the skills of singing, beat-boxing, arrangement of song, stage arrangement and dancing technique. We also got the chance to interact with three professional acappella teams from different counties, Acappellago from the Philippines, Drums of War from Australia and Techtonics from the United Kingdom. All of us we're grateful to have the opportunity to learn from them and have fun with them. We we're also honoured to have the chance to perform on stage, try MV shooting and have a studio recording session. Moreover, we met new friends from different schools in Hong Kong as the organiser tried to put participants into new groups with students from different schools. We're thrilled to meet these friends who share the same love and passion in acappella and music.
It is the third time that I had such a honour to join the Acappella Workshop. Our performance guests were Drums of War from Australia. I felt excited about their performance because I love the music of acappella so much. That day they performed 7 songs and the performance is full of energy. It is a great opportunities for our student especially our members of acappella team, Detonate, to learn and refresh the knowledge about singing in acappella. It is also a wonderful chance to listen a live acappella. We can listen to the amazing cover and songs like Monster from Rihanna. It was a joyful and memorable experience with my teammates. I hope that I can attend this kind of workshop again.Date: June 16, 2017
Disneyland is often described as the most magical place on Earth
and it is, simply because no matter how old you are, you can still
let loose and have a good time. We were very honoured to represent
the school again to perform at the Hong Kong Disneyland. It was
almost Christmas and we had the job of spreading the love with the
We sang three songs: La La Latch (Acappella), I Have A Dream and Carol Medley. The Christmas carols like Silent Night and Joy to the World among other songs that also brought smiles to people's faces. For me, the liberating feeling of pride of seeing how people enjoy and appreciate the music we make, like my inner child, will never get old. With that, I hope the burning passion in my heart for music will never die and inspire me to always perform my very best no matter the venue and people we sing for.
Our acappella team, Detonate has joined the Hong Kong International A Cappella Contest 2016 on 5th November, 2016. We had joint two groups of Vocal Bands. We had chosen “小幸運” - the theme song of a Tai Wan Movie “Our Times” and “LaLaLatch”, the song sang by a famous a cappella group, Pentatonix respectively.
Both groups had almost spent half a year in practicing their singing skills, stage arrangements, dancing, psychological state and so on. Both of us got the Bronze Diplomas at the end of the contest, which was satisfactory and we were happy about this. This achievement is a reward of all our hard work, which brought tears of joy to our eyes and smiles to our faces. We will try our best to strive for better result next time.
Being a member of the Chinese Orchestra, I was honored to be bestowed with a Gold Award in the Hong Kong Joint School Music Association – Chinese Orchestra Contest in Y Theatre of Youth Square on 13th March 2017. It provides a driving-force for not only me but for all of us in the Orchestra to redouble our efforts in Chinese music.
It was a hard preparation process. We practised every Monday till 6 p.m. to tune our skills. Besides, we had extra practice during lunchtime. We all understood “no pain, no gain”, so all of us did put in a lot of effort. At last, all our efforts paid off and we won the Gold Award. All of our members were surprised and happy.
However, other than the medal, we gained something much more important during the process. We gained friendship as the Orchestra is made up of members from across the school. Learning more about traditional Chinese music was also a big plus. We shall continue in this journey of greatness with the Chinese Orchestra and bring further glory to our school, Shung Tak.Date: March 29, 2017
Our school’s orchestra had been practicing for a long time since last September, so as to qualify for the Union Music Competition.
On 22nd March 2017, our school’s orchestra had finally participated in the Union Music Competition which was organized by the Joint School Music Association (JSMA). It was held in the Yuen Long Theatre. Since the competitions have been running for many years, schools have been arranged in different time slots for competing. There were sixteen teams in total and there were eight teams to compete within the same time slot as our school.
During the competition, our team did not perform as well as we expected. Due to nervousness and not much experience in competing, we did not win Gold. But what was good is we did get a Merit Award. The lessons that we learned in preparing for the big day cannot be ever taught in class. So, I guess we did win in the end. We now look forward to next year.Date: March 29, 2017
A concert “Jockey Club Street Music Series – In-school Music Tour” was held for S3 students in our School Hall on 8th February 2017. The Tour was made possible through an application for something new. Street Music is distinct and its spontaneity is certainly catchy. It engages and empowers people with breaths of freedom, injects aspirations to the audience who blend-in on the spot. Performances are bought to us unconventionally, interactively and creatively.
Our performance guest was Shandy Gan who is one of the 4 units of Sony Music Hong Kong’s singer-songwriter platform “O.U.R. Works”. She introduced different types of music and sang many songs, some even being composed by her. Her wonderful and interactive moments with our students was a joy to behold.
"The third place goes to Shung Tak Catholic English College." When
we heard this sentence, we were all surprised, couldn't believe
what we just have heard.
I was invited to join the school choir when I was secondary one. For these four years, this was our first time to get prize in the Music Festival. It was really very difficult to get any place in Music Festival and we did it. All of us were really happy and surprised to get the prize. Everyone in the choir really paid a lot of efforts on, all of us tried to do our very best. The members needed to give up their lunch time for practising, and this lasted for quite a long time, but many of them came punctually. All of us sang happily and enjoyed the time in singing.
Finally, the contest came. All of us were very nervous, and when the music started, everyone started to sing out from their heart. And the adjudicator said that we were the only choir can sing out the mood of the self-selected song with the feel of youth and happiness. We didn't expect to get any prize, but all of us were glad that our efforts and hard work do paid off at last.
In order to bring a musical atmosphere to the school campus, we held a Talent Show as a part of the Christmas Celebration. The event was co-organized with the Student Union on 21st December 2016.
The Talent Show is a platform for students to learn about music in different types of expressions such as band, musical instruments, singing and dancing, it is also a chance for students to enjoy music shows; and for students to join in teams which most certainly helped with cooperation and teamwork.
Each S4 and S5 class were required to send representatives to give a variety of performances. Many performers brought us wonderful programs like Korean song medley and even a ‘piano cover’ of songs from Japanese animation.
We look forward to seeing new talent. May the passion of music live in the life of all students at STC.