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Xinmin’s Guzheng Ensemble has a reputation for being a prestigious CCA in Xinmin. Since its debut in 1993, the Ensemble has attained 4 consecutive Gold awards (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007) and 2 Gold with Honours awards (2009, 2011) at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging of Instrumental Ensembles. 2013 marked an important milestone as the Ensemble clinched the Certificate of Distinction at the inaugural SYF Arts Presentation and continued to sustain the award in 2015 and 2017. The Ensemble performs extensively at school events and is a common fixture at Chinese New Year celebrations and Speech Days. Our portfolio includes public performances at the Singapore Conference Hall for the Oceanic Melody concert (2003), Kaleidoscope I and II (2006, 2010) and Xinthesis III and IV (2012, 2014). The Ensemble was also invited to stage a performance at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre as part of a series of performances for the 2013 Huayi Festival. In 2017, the Ensemble was invited to stage a performance at the Marina Bay Floating Platform as part of a series of performances for River Hong Bao.

In 2015, the Ensemble collaborated with the various aesthetic CCAs of the school to put up an environmental theatre to celebrate the grand opening of the Xinmin Creative Arts Complex (CAC). In the following year, the Ensemble held her inaugural concert at the CAC as part of Xinthesis V. In 2018, the Ensemble put up yet another Guzheng Concert at the CAC as part of Xinthesis VI. 

Bicultural trips to China have also been organised to enhance our players’ skills, and to deepen their love for traditional Chinese music in a time when pop music dominates. Under the guidance of the Ensemble’s reputable instructor, Mr Thum Soon Boon, the Ensemble would undoubtedly continue to shine.

Mr Zhuang Haoyang (IC)
Ms Kee Bee Hwa
Ms Guan Jing
Ms Lee Lu May

Student Committee
1. President and Sectional Leader: Bryan Ching Yew Rui (402)
2. Vice-President (Admin) and Sectional Leader: Lau Cenzee (403)
3. Vice-President (Music) and Sectional Leader: Sim En Qi (401)
4. Discipline Head: Lim Danyi (406)
5. Quarter Master (Equipment) and Sectional Leader: Sherlyn Ng Xin Hui (404)
6. Quarter Master (Equipment): Goh Zheng Yu, Kylyn (405)
7. Quarter Master (Apparel) and Sectional Leader: Ow Yong Jia Hui (401)
8. Quarter Master (Publicity): Lin Yiwei (405)
9. Quarter Master (Publicity): Nur Alyssa Putri Bte Abdul R (408)
10. Level IC (Sec 3): Jamie Cheong Xi Lin (306)
11. Level IC (Lower Sec Chairperson): Foo Huan Rong (201)

CCA Schedule
Mondays & Wednesdays: 2 pm to 6.30 pm
Extra practices on Thursdays & Fridays, 2 pm to 6.30 pm, will be conducted prior to competitions and performances.

CCA Achievement
Attained a Certificate of Distinction in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2017