Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Kindergarten Marching Band - Preparing for National Service?

One of my mates that watched the video below commented that Jaime was very well-rehearsed in his debut in front of a large crowd and obviously knew exactly what he was doing... I agree completely, and this was as a result of months of practice and dedication.

He then went on to say that the marching band reminded him of the structured marching at Singapore's annual National Day Parade and suggested that perhaps Jaime was being primed for his future in National Service  :)


I kind of doubt that, but it was wonderful to watch and when the crowd screamed in appreciaton at the end of each segment, I was filled with an uncanny sense of pride. Later, Jaime told me that he was extremely excited and amazed when he marched out to see so many people watching.

The performance was part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 "Singapore Kinderland Sports Fiesta" held at the Toa Payoh Indoor Stadium.


The day itself was themed around, "it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's about having fun" - and this was reinforced by the fact that every single child received a gold medal at the end of the event.

Kudos to the organizers and well done to the kindergarten staff members who went above and beyond their duties as school teachers to make this day a memorable one for all.

Casey also had a great day watching his 'ge ge' and was also beaming with pride when he saw his efforts in the marching band - I think his voice was louder than the rest of the crowd combined.  :)



Although the day was never about winning, it was quite amusing to see how serious some of the parents took the family and parents events... Sammi's team came first in the 'Let's move as a team' event (a variation of the old three-legged race) and we combined with Jaime to be a part of the first placed team in the 'We are a Happy Family' segment.


Somewhat disappointing was our efforts in the Yio Chu Kang Kinderland team for the 'Tug-o-War'. If my back was not feeling old and sore before, this event just sought to remind me that I'm not as young and strong as I used to be... (of course I'm kidding - there was no disappointment - we had an absolute blast with our fellow parents)  :)


Watch the amazing Marching Band Video here (remember, these kids are only Kindergarten age):


Again, thanks to Kinderland and the staff and volunteers. Special congratulations to the band master, Mr Victor Tan.




Jaime had his own "End of day Gold Medal Celebrations":


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