About Symphonic Band

Established in April of 2007, the UM Symphonic Band is the unique college symphonic band among all universities in Macao SAR. It is aimed to provide formal training for interested students in the University and create a platform for them to perform and exchange,therefore promoting arts and culture in campus and boosting the development of band music in the local community. The Symphonic Band welcomes any UM members, ranging from exchanging university students from other places, students of any degrees studying in UM, and graduated students of the UM to participate in our college band.

The debut concert of UM Symphonic Band took place in November 2007. Afterwards, several large-scale performances were staged in and outside the University, such as the “Healthy University Week” Launch Ceremony, UM Open Day, Charity Concert for Sichuan Earthquake Victims, Walk for a Million, UM Cultural Arts Festival, Shanghai World Expo Music Festival, Macau Band Fair, UM Congregation, UM Convocation, UM New Campus Inauguration, UM Open Day, UM 35th Anniversary Activity Series and various campus concerts. In recent time, the UM symphonic band was invited by the ChengDu government to join the “international sister cities youth music festival” to perform several concerts in different places in Chengdu during summer 2016.UM Band is also active in cooperating with other organizations, notably the UM string orchestra and other well-known musicians. For example, the UM Symphonic Band 10th anniversary concert was jointly performed with famous Taiwanese saxophone soloist LIN I-HSIANG.

The objectives of Symphonic Band are:

  • To provide a platform for band enthusiasts to perform and exchange music knowledge.
  • To improve performance and training quality of members.
  • To enhance members’ music interest, enthusiasm and build up good friendship through training and performances.
  • To promote art culture on campus and the development of local band music.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UMSymphonicBand/

Contact Person
Student Resources Section (E31-2007)
Ms. Sharon Kuok
Tel:(853) 8822 9906
Fax: (853) 8822 2368
Email: sao.services@um.edu.mo

Conductor – Mr. Leung Kin Hang

Graduated from the Macau Polytechnic, majoring in Music Education. He has been keen on music since his youth. Having been a piano student of Miss Chan Lai Meng and Mr. Leung Kun Lau, he was taught how to be a conductor by Maestro Veiga Jardim, who was the director & conductor of the Macau Chamber Orchestra then. He became a member of the Macau Police Band as a trombone player in 1981 and the deputy director of music & conductor of the band before the retirement.
Mr. Leung has been very active in Macau’s music field. He has been the freelance trombone player of Macau Chamber Orchestra since 1986. In 1990 he helped organize the band of University of Macau. In 1991, he was employed by the Macau Conservatory as a theory instructor. Since 1992 he has been the wind band instructor of a number of secondary schools. In 1996, Mr. Leung was invited by the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong to be the guest conductor of the Wind Ensemble, with which he took part in a concert, tour round Singapore. There he was awarded the Gold Prize at a contest of the International Youth Music Festival.
As one of the enthusiastic promoters of wind music in Macau, Mr. Leung has, in recent years, been working with Leong Pui Long and some others in establishing the Macau Band Directors Association, the Macau Youth Symphonic Band and the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra. At the moment, Mr. Leung is an executive director member of the Asian Pacific Band Directors Association.

20 December 1999 marks the establishment day of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR). During this historical moment, Leung led the Macau Police Band to perform “National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China” in the ceremony, which is the first official ceremony in Macao S.A.R.

Assistant Conductor – Mr. Leong Ngok Meng, Nelson

Originated from Macau, China, joined the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in season 2013-15. He has participated as being a guest musician in Macau Orchestra and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Besides, he works as a conductor and trumpet tutor in Macau Band Director Association, Macau Conservatory, Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, the Symphonic Band of University of Macau and several primary and secondary schools. He holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (B.M.), and the New School of Music at Mannes College (M.M). His primary teachers have included David Burkhart, former acting principal trumpet of San Francisco Opera; and Vincent Penzarella, former trumpet player in the New York Philharmonic.

  • 梁健行  管樂團指揮Leung Kin Hang  Conductor of Symphonic Band
  • 梁樂鳴  管樂團助理指揮和小號導師Leong Ngok Meng   Assistant Conductor & Trumpet Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 高佩儀  管樂團長笛導師Kou Pui I              Flute Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 鄧凱倫  管樂團單簧管導師Tang Hoi Lon      Clarinet Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 吳佩意  管樂團法國號導師Ng Pui I French Horn Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 許莉莉  管樂團敲擊樂導師Hoi Lei Lei           Percussion Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 呂瀚章  管樂團薩克管導師Loi Hon Cheong Saxophone Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 謝慧庭  管樂團雙簧管導師 Che Wai Teng, Tina     Oboe Instructor of Symphonic Band
  • 梁沛琴  管樂團巴松管導師Leung Pui Kam    Bassoon Instructor of Symphonic Band

Training Schedule

Every Tuesday: 19:00 – 21:00, E31 Student Activity Centre – G004

Eligibility & Applications

  • All UM students
  • Interested in symphonic band music
  • Absolutely available for attending our compulsory weekly trainings
  • Ability to do sign-reading (scores)
  • Prior symphonic band experience
  • Pass an audition (audition including testing live performance, side-reading, and tempo)

Application Method

If you are interested in joining Symphonic Band, please fill in the application form

2019/2020年度澳門大學管樂團內閣成員
UM Symphonic Band Executive Committee 
黃子康 Wong Chi Hong, James 團長 Captain
孫嘉豪 Sun Ka Hou, Hayden 副團長 Vice captain
郭綺婷 Kuok I Teng, Emily 秘書 Secretary 
陳詠詩 Chan Weng Si, Karen 秘書 Secretary 
吳昊翔 Ng Hou Cheong, Louis 總務 General affairs 
高嘉悦 Kou Ka Ut, Kayak 宣傳 Publicity
鄺曉琳 Kong Hio Lam, Coco 譜務 Librarian

Name of Activity

Date

Performed by

2018/19 Graduation Concert “Amigos”

17/04/2019

UM Symphonic Band
“Viagem” Concert

01/04/2019

UM Symphonic Band & CUHK Wind Orchestra
Conferment of Honorary and Higher Degrees 2018

01/12/2018

UM Symphonic Band
“The Fall of Snow” Concert

27/11/2018

UM Symphonic Band
UM First Flag-Raising Ceremony

26/05/2018

UM Symphonic Band & UM National Flag Team
UM Symphonic Band X UM Choir X SRLE Handbell Group Concert

27/04/2018

UM Symphonic Band, UM Choir & SRLE Handbell Choir
“Percussion War” Concert

29/03/2018

UM Symphonic Band Percussion Section
UM Symphonic Band 10th Anniversary Series: “Movies in Concert”

24/11/2017

UM Symphonic Band
“The Future of Classical Music” Concert

13/05/2017

UM String Orchestra, UM Symphonic Band, Macao Orchestra and other youths
UM Open Day 2017

09/04/2017

UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
10th Anniversary Concert Series: Graduation Concert

13/04/2017

UM Symphonic Band
UM Symphonic Band 10th Anniversary Concert

10/03/2017

UM Symphonic Band, Saxophone Soloist – LIN I-HSIANG and Singer CHO RIREN
UM Symphonic Band Christmas Prelude

02/12/2016

UM Symphonic Band
2016 Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival

27/07/2016 – 02/08/2016

UM Symphonic Band
UM Congregation 2016

28/05/2016

UM Choir & Symphonic Band
UM Cultural Saloon Lecture Series 5 – “The Tao of Conducting”

26/04/2016

UM String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
Joint-concert of UM Symphonic Band & HK Basic Notes Jazz Ensemble

03/04/2016

UM Symphonic Band & HK Basic Notes Jazz Ensemble
UM 35th Anniversary Talent Show

23/03/2016

UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
UM Open Day

19/03/2016

UM Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Dance Troupe, Magic Team, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
UM 35th Anniversary Opening Ceremony

19/03/2016

UM Symphonic Band
Ceremony for the Conferment of Honorary Degrees and Higher Degrees

28/11/2015

UM Choir & Symphonic Band
UM Cultural Night

28/10/2015

UM Choir, Chinese Music Orchestra, Dance Troupe, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
UM Convocation 2015

23/08/2015

UM Choir & Symphonic Band
Art Fever

19/08/2015

UM Choir, Chinese Music Orchestra, Dance Troupe, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
2014/2015 Congregation

30/05/2015

UM Symphonic Band
Music Camp Recital

22/05/2015

UM Choir, String Orchestra & Symphonic Band
Art Feast

15/04/2015

UM Symphonic Band
“When Princess Mononoke Meets the Dinosaurs” Campus Concert

10/04/2015

UM Symphonic Band
UM Culture & Arts Festival Closing Concert

17/10/2014

UM Symphonic Band
UM Culture & Arts Festival 2014 – Grand Opening Parade

08/10/2014

Culture & Arts University Teams
UM Symphonic Band Campus Concert – The Growth

07/05/2014

UM Symphonic Band
UM Symphonic Band Christmas Concert

12/12/2013

UM Symphonic Band
Joint-concert by UM Symphonic Band and Tainan University Symphonic Band

01/12/2013

UM Symphonic Band & Tainan University Symphonic Band
“Where is the Santa Claus” Campus Concert

04/12/2012

UM Symphonic Band
2011/2012 UM Congregation

18/06/2012

UM Symphonic Band
The 5th Anniversary of UM Symphonic Band: 

“Spring Fairy”

02/04/2012

UM Symphonic Band
30th Anniversary Celebratory Activity Series – “Next Movement”

16/11/2011

UM Symphonic Band
30th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the University of Macau

05/11/2011

UM Choir & Symphonic Band
Macau Band Directors Association – Macau Band Fair 2011

28/06/2011

UM Symphonic Band
Love Concert

20/04/2011

UM Symphonic Band
“Music” Indoor Concert

15/11/2010

UM Symphonic Band
“Winds Music in May” 2010 cum Pre-tour Concert for Shanghai World Expo Music Festival

24/05/2010

UM Symphonic Band
2009 UM Cultural Arts Festival – UM Power! Mini Shows

04-08/05/2009

UM Symphonic Band
Christmas Concert 2009

17/12/2009

UM Symphonic Band
“Percussive Rhythm” – Percussion Concert

11/09/2009

Percussion Section of UM Symphonic Band
2008 UM Christmas Concert

19/12/2008

UM Choir & Symphonic Band
2008 Campus Concert (II) – “Winds Music in May”

03/05/2008

UM Symphonic Band
2007 Campus Concert

03/11/2007

Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), Macao Youth Symphonic Band (YSB), Macau Voices (MV) , UM Choir and UM Brass Band