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1. For all J2's to have the discipline to manage studies and band!
2. For J1 Band Members to get settled down to JC life and work hard as a new band member
3. For all band members to be blessed with good health as this would be a very hectic year.
4. Every Band Practice will be productive and filled with fun and laughter, peace and joy.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A visit to DZ's house!

kudos to daniel's arm.
for ur info, the bugger (as said by eugene) injured his arm at home.
apparently, he slipped and fell in his own toilet and blamed his sis for wetting the floor, thus causing the injury.
oh well. but we dont blame him for being so clumsy. =)
the double reeds here wishes him to recover quickly so that he CAN STOP SLACKING AND CONTINUE TO DEFEND OUR NATION!!

Double Reeds forever! :)

Jia Hao

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Friday, November 16, 2007

The Life of a Student is Never Easy

In another shameless hijack of the band blog, let me present to you a poem dedicated to all the students who have suffered and will suffer through our thoroughly delightful and rigourous education system. It is still very much a work in progress, so I would appreciate any and all comments. Let me present to you:

The Life of a Student is Never Easy
(Or So They Say)

The life of a student is never easy
especially at this point in your life
Life is a constant balancing act between work and play
you gotta work hard and play hard, no time for lazing around all day
Worse still, are the hormonal imbalances that dominate
much of teenage years -
I mean how do you concentrate when
getting that girl's number is all you care then

The life of a student is not an easy one
navigating the convoluted paths of teenage relationships
Your friends of 4 years are gone, and
you're chucked into a new and strange environment
Taking the measure
of someone's character
is not easy in two years, oh no
It is all too easy to fall prey to
good looks, and a charming smile that deceives you

The life of a student is not easy
Flames that burn the brighest
burn out fastest
In two years, you
are forced to grow up,
despite your very human weaknesses
So much is expected of you
so much you have to do

But then
that brief burst of intensity
that period of frantic activity
makes it all
the more worthwhile

Therefore I say
the life of a student is not an easy one
but I won't have it any other way
when all else is said and done.

Yi Siong
November 2007

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The A Levels are Over!!!

Well, sort of, any way. Most of us should have only one or two papers left now. What a wonderful feeling, to be able to sleep in late without having to face a paper later in the day. But I digress. The SAJC Open House is this saturday, and I think most of us are going back to suppport our juniors and see how far they've come. Come to think of it, it's been ages since we last performed together as a batch (okay, it was in May, but that's not the point). The sense of camaderie and unity of playing in a band, under one conductor...wouldn't you like to experience it again?

Yeah. So, in a shameless plug for the SAB, the alumni band is currently recruiting players for its concert on the 27th of January 2008. And need I add, the alumni band really, seriously, needs players for this project. The majority of the J2 guys who would have otherwise performed are, unfortunately, headed off to the army before the concert starts. In particular, the alumni band needs clarinetists, cornetists, trombonists, and tubists; our rehearsals have been rather empty of late due to the distinct lack of a baseline. Practices are on saturdays, 6.30 pm (i.e., starting at 7), to around 10, latest. We would dearly love to see more of you there; J1s will only be asked to performed if there is no other choice, seeing that this is an alumni band and not SAJC band + Alumni. One family, one passion - your music days in the band are just beginning. Join the alumni band.

P.S I'm doing this of my own volition, and have not been coerced by the alumni Ex-Co in any fashion whatsoever. Whatever its faults, the alumni band deserves its share of credit for reuniting the various batche and allowing them to express their passion for music. It would be a pity if this tradition was to be discontinued.

Yi Siong

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