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Handbells Ensemble

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The Lianhua Handbell Ensemble was established in 2013 and was named the “Griffin Bellz”.

Being one of the youngest Performing Arts CCA in Lianhua Primary School, Griffin Bellz has worked diligently to spread the magic of music through the rhythmic movement of handbells. Training sessions have allowed the students to develop close friendships and a strong team spirit. Values like resilience and confidence are inculcated in each member as they persevere to perform their very best.

The Griffin Bellz achieved the Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2014 for their performance of ‘Greensleeves’ and ‘Part of Your World’ under the baton of Mr Mak Sheng Hong Myren.

Those who love music have happy hearts. Griffin Bellz will continue its pursuit to bring joy to everyone with its resounding and mellifluous music.

Major Performances

2013
Performance @ Singapore Flyer
2015
Octoburst @ Esplanade
2015
Pillow Police @ Lot One Shopping Mall
2016
NLB Mother Tongue Language Reading Festival @ Jurong East
2017
National Day performance @ Ng Teng Fong Community Centre
2019
Lianhua Musical @ Dulwich College
2019
3rd Singapore Handbells Festival

Other Programmes

Promotion of CCA Video

P1 CCAs Experience

Due to Covid-19 and the safety management measures, the P1 CCAs Experience is conducted online. Griffin Bellz’s Chairperson, Annisa would like to invite our young music lovers from P1 to join us in spreading the magic of music.

Achievements

Year
Competition
Award
2018
Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) – Arts Presentation For Instrumental Ensemble (Handbell)
Certificate of Accomplishment
2016
Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) – Arts Presentation For Instrumental Ensemble (Handbell)
Certificate of Accomplishment

Students' Voices

“During my experience in the Handbells CCA, I learnt many valuable values like unity, self-discipline, resilience and compassion. I learnt the basic techniques like ringing the chimes and handbells properly. After which, my seniors taught me to recognise and identify notes and how to read the beat numbers. It took a few months to get used to play according to the beat. My journey was rocky initially but eventually, it got smoother. I am sure it is the same for each Handbells member. Despite the challenges, I really like Handbells a lot and I hope that more people can experience playing this graceful instrument.” ~ SU MYAT NOE WIN, 2019

“I think Handbells gives us the opportunity to learn a special musical instrument. I get to make new friends and play together. With this CCA, we learn how to be united. I appreciate the opportunity to join Handbells as I always go home with a smile on my face after each session.” ~ TAN EMMA XIN PING, 2019

“I think joining Handbells is very interesting as one can play many songs with your friends and also gain the opportunity to perform for others. During CCA, I get to meet friends who are not from my class. We also have many chances to try different techniques and notes. One will surely enjoy playing this instrument if you join our CCA.” ~ SOON YEE THANG, 2019

“I have been in the Handbells CCA for the past two years. I have learnt not to give up no matter how hard the challenge is. I also learnt about the spirit of excellence because I always give my best efforts into playing the songs. I will always do my very best in my CCA.” ~ SOH XIN YU JOEY, 2019

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The Team

Ms Edelyn Lee
Mr Sim Wee Choon
Mdm Wee Aye Maye
Mdm Zhang Yao