Thursday, November 19, 2009
MP Dr. Lily Neo's Message to Kagoshima Prefecture Government 2009
I would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Kagoshima Prefecture Government for the warm invitation to participate in the Kagoshima Prefecture Arts & Cultural Exchange Program. I believe that this is an excellent opportunity not only for music and performing arts but also for bridging stronger and greater cultural ties between Singapore & Japan.
As the Member of Parliament for Kim Seng Constituency of the Jalan Besar GRC, I am indeed proud to be associated with the Kim Seng Wind Symphony. Performing a vital social bonding role, the members of the band have come from very diverse backgrounds all bound together by the love of music. I found it very rewarding to have supported them all these years and I am happy to continue supporting them as they progress on.
The band started off initially with only a few people sharing a common passion for music. It has persevered over the years and has now grown to be a truly symphonic band with a rich performing history. This band has done well to keep abreast of musical development in Singapore. Its rich repertoire that stretches from orchestra transcription to jazz as well as pop is highly commendable.
Once again, I would like to say thank to the Kagoshima Prefecture Government for the warm invitation to participate in the Kagoshima Prefecture Arts & Cultural Exchange Program.
Thank you very much.
Dr. Lily Neo
MP for Jalan Besar GRC