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"In my 3 years in Deyi Band, I’ve learnt the importance of resilience. As a tuba player, I’ve faced challenges like learning new skills that seemed insurmountable but I’ve managed to overcome these challenges with the patient guidance of my seniors and section mates. I’m very grateful to the School, instructor, teachers, my seniors and band members for their guidance and for making this experience possible."

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  Wong Shirlyn (Class 405)

Band Major

Renowned for its superb showmanship and innovative performances, the Deyi Marching Band is a household name that is synonymous with excellence. Formed in 1980 and skillfully led since its founding by music director Mrs Chee-Say Ken Shen, the Band has achieved many distinguished awards and outstanding results at the Singapore Youth Festival.


A comprehensive training programme has been put in place to build musicianship and to nurture the school values of Dedication, Determination, Diligence and Discipline in every member. The Band members are given ample opportunities to maximise their creative energy for building character and nurturing their talents through professional tutoring. Here in Deyi Band, every member is a leader where each individual is nurtured in leadership skills, bringing out the leader in them.


The Band’s motto, ‘Spirito Obbligato’, was introduced in 1988. It reflects the Band’s commitment to making inspirational music, delightful and accessible to all. At the end of the 4-year journey, we envision to produce independent, skillful, passionate and confident performers in our members.



Miss Bertha Kwok (OIC)
Mr Daniel Pflug (OIC)
Miss Ho Si Liang (AIC)
Miss Pua Jia Ying
Mr Alvin Khoo
Mr Koh Jireh 

Weekly Schedule:

Every Tuesday and Thursday 2.40 pm – 6.00 pm

      • Includes selected Saturday sessions for SYF & Major Events (e.g. NDP)


      • Singapore Youth Festival 2022 Arts Presentation for Band (Display): Certificate of Distinction
      • Singapore Youth Festival 2018 Arts Presentation for Band (Display): Certificate of Distinction
      • Singapore Youth Festival 2018 Arts Presentation for Band (Display): Best Drum Major Award: Liang Jin

Other Notable Activities:  
      •  School CCA Orientation Day 2022
      • School National Day Parade 2022
      • Teck Ghee National Day Carnival 
      • National Day Parade 2019 @ The Padang
      • Deyi Homecoming 2018