Malaysia Outreach Collaborative Project 2024

Name list announcement for the Outreach Band 2024!!! Congratulations to all.

We are back again for “An Uncommon Journey III”: Malaysia’s premiere youth wind ensemble, a comprehensive music education youth project. The Outreach Band provides an opportunity for the country’s outstanding 16-22-year-old musicians to gather for an enriching and inspiring musical and cultural experience. It is an outstanding opportunity to perform under the leadership of guest conductors and to collaborate with a featured soloist. The Outreach Band experience also provided each of these young musicians the chance to network with some of the finest instrumentalists from across Malaysia. 

Entry is by audition. The band performs advanced music and receives the highest quality artistic direction and teaching. This develops our young members as musicians to grow the next generation of outstanding winds, brass and percussion players, teachers, and music leaders. 

We aim to offer talented young wind band musicians an outstanding musical experience. We do this through:

  1. World-class teachers: We work with some of the best tutors in the country, as well as guests from around the world
  2. Lifelong friendships: Our inspirational courses support the development of new friendships with amongst young people with a shared love of music
  3. Innovative music: We perform some of the traditional pieces whilst challenge and extend what we can play and so commissioning new pieces from composers
  4. Equal opportunities: We aim to be a diverse and inclusive organization. We keep costs for participation low and provide financial support for those who need it

TEAM 2024
Music Director and Resident Conductor: Cheryl Mah
Guest Conductor: Damrih Banawitayakit, Silpakorn University Thailand
Featured Soloist: Mohd. Shahrizal Kamal, saxophone, the winner of the Malaysian Wind Music Prize 2023
Project Manager: Dr. Low Chee Meng
and the collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) team


Thursday February 1st – Announcement
Monday May 6th 00:00 – Last day for audition recording submission by clicking here (make sure to check out the USEFUL HINTS FOR MAKING AN AUDITION RECORDING)
Monday May 20th – Name list announcement (on this website, and through email for those admitted to the program)
Sunday June 2nd – Online registration due
Monday June 3rd – Receive digital copies of the music

REHEARSALS (make sure you are able to attend ALL scheduled activities. Cancellations or missed rehearsals mean that the opportunity to play in this band is taken away from another deserving student)
Sunday June 30th, 10am – 2pm
Sunday July 14th, 10am – 2pm
Sunday July 21st, 10am – 2pm
Sunday July 28th, 10am – 2pm
Tuesday July 30th, evening, klpac Pentas 1
Wednesday July 31st, evening, klpac Pentas 1
Thursday August 1st, evening, klpac Pentas 1
Friday August 2nd, evening, dress rehearsal klpac Pentas 1

Saturday August 3rd, evening, Concert klpac Pentas 1
Sunday August 4th – afternoon, Concert klpac Pentas 1
AND a potential concert on Thursday August 29th with an international ensemble, UCSI Recital Hall

From the selections of:
New World Dances by Martin Ellerby (b.1957)
Bridgewater Breeze by Adam Gorb (b.1958)
Nada Ragam Melayu II (written for Malaysia International Wind Festival 2024 ) by Ong Jiin Joo (b.1980)
Sensei“, First movement from Symphony No.1 by Apivut Minalai (b.1981)
Aacha March by Viskamol Chaiwanichsiri (b.1995)

What do you get? 28 hours of engaging learning fun time and 2 (3?) concerts!


Thanks to the kind sponsorship, we are able to offer scholarship (participation fees waived) for the following positions:

Flute section leader (sponsored by the Flute Store)
Concert master (clarinet), assistant section leader for clarinet and bass clarinet, sponsored by EP Winds Studio
Double reed (oboe AND bassoon) sections (sponsored by KOJEREEDS)
Saxophone section leader (sponsored by LCM Music)
Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium AND Tuba section leader (sponsored by the Band Store)
Percussion section (sponsored by the Percussion Store)

Oboe/English Horn
Clarinet in B-flat
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F
Bass Trombone
Double Bass

Project Manager: Dr. Low Chee Meng at

Snapshots from Outreach Collaborative Project 2023

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