1. SMJK Poi Lam headmaster, Mr. Kow Guan Ming, in his opening address

1. SMJK Poi Lam headmaster, Mr. Kow Guan Ming, in his opening address

The Poi Lam Military Band of SMJK Poi Lam presented a performance titled “Times Past, Memories Last” on Saturday evening at Wisma Chin Woo, Ipoh.

2. mock cheque presentation by a single largest donor, Mr. Lawrence Wong (L), to SMJK Poi Lam Parent Teacher Association Chairman Mr. Tan Teik Keat (2nd from R) and Headmaster Mr. Kow Guan Ming (R)

2. mock cheque presentation by a single largest donor, Mr. Lawrence Wong (L), to SMJK Poi Lam Parent Teacher Association Chairman Mr. Tan Teik Keat (2nd from R) and Headmaster Mr. Kow Guan Ming (R)

The concert was to raise funds for the band, which requires substantial funding annually to provide support. Monies raised this time is for the purchase and upgrade of musical instruments, as well as the engagement of professional instructors to teach these students the correct techniques of playing in a synchronised performance.

 3. Poi Lam Military Band

3. Poi Lam Military Band

The Poi Lam Military Band was first established in 1975 as the Poi Lam Drums and Fife Corps. With the addition of brass and woodwind musical instruments, the band was renamed Poi Lam Brass Band, and subsequently, Poi Lam Military Band.

4. rendition of I Only Care About You, a Teresa Teng hit

4. rendition of I Only Care About You, a Teresa Teng hit

In 2002, the Poi Lam Indoor Concert Band was set up, with the purpose of elevating the level of indoor performances.

5. part of the military band

5. part of the military band

The band’s forte is well known among schools in Perak. It is worthwhile mentioning that it achieved Silver award in Division 2 in the UPSI National Wind Orchestra Festival last year.

6. part of the band

6. part of the band

It took the band three months to prepare for “Times Past, Memories Last”, after a five-year hiatus from its previous concert. This performance managed to raise RM110,315 to date. The largest single donor was Mr. Lawrence Wong with RM15,000. Joining him in supporting the cause were other individuals and corporations.

7. Poi Lam Military Band led by band director-cum-conductor Edwin Yeap Hock Beng

7. Poi Lam Military Band led by band director-cum-conductor Edwin Yeap Hock Beng

Although donations are still rolling in, more are needed from well-wishers and supporters to meet its target of RM170,000. Keen to donate to the Poi Lam Military Band? Drop me a line to get connected to the teachers in charge.

 8. final piece of the second set, Happy by Pharrell Williams

8. final piece of the second set, Happy by Pharrell Williams

Event: Times Past, Memories Last
Venue: Wisma Chin Woo, Ipoh
Date: 7th July, 2018
Time: 7pm

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