KSWS has appeared on the local newspaper of Kagoshima after the Arts & Culture Program.
The translation is done by Kiyomi-San as below.
EXCHANGE WITH THE BAND FROM SINGAPORE (KANOYA Girls High School)
On 24th NOV, KSWS from Singapore visited KANOYA Girls High School and deepend exchanges between the band and students through tea ceremony and flower arrangement.
KSWS is an amateur wind orchestra from Singapore which consists of people with different ages and occupations.
They have been invited by Kagoshima prefecture to participate the exchange programs ("The Symphonic festival" at KANON Hall in Kajiki-cho etc.), and enjoyed sightseeing before going back to Singapore on 26th.
At KANOYA Girls High School, they showcased Japanese ENKA medleys and Singapore folk songs and joint performance with the school's choir. After their wonderful performance, they experienced tea ceremony and Japanese flower arrangement.
They were guided by students in KIMONO from department of Life and Environmental Science to sit on the floor Japanese style and enjoyed MACCHA (Japanese green tea) with sweets. They seemed to like it.
Mr. Lawrence, president of the band, said " we are greatly impressed by the tea ceremony because we don't have this style of ceremony in Singapore. I believe we can build even better relationship together by continuation of our intercommunion."