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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 ever since that year. 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). 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.

Teachers-in-charge
Mrs May Ng (IC)
Ms Guan Jing
Ms Nor'ain Binte Ismail   

Student Committee
1.       President and Sectional Leader: Ng Ying Hui (402)
2.       Vice-President (Admin) and Sectional Leader:  Chen Rui Xuan, Chriscia (401)
3.       Vice-President (Music) and Sectional Leader: Neo Xue Qi, Kasey(403)
4.       Discipline Head: Ye Siling  (405)
5.       Quarter Master Head (Equipment): Koh Wei Shan, Kelly (402)
6.       Quarter Master members (Equipment): Lai Su Ying (403), Chan Jun Xian (404) and Chua Manda (407)
7.       Quarter Master Head (Apparel): Jamie Cheong Xi Lin (406)
8.      Quarter Master members (Apparel): Goh Jue Rui Falin (408)
9.       Quarter Master Head (Publicity):  Callista Liora Gani (406)
10.      Quarter Master members (Publicity): Liau Shi En Genevieve (406) and Lin Yunyi (403)
11.      Level IC (Sec 3): Foo Huan Rong (302)
12.     Level IC (Lower Secondary): Tong Khai Shuen (204)

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) in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.