Secondary school CCA help

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cca. Help

Postby Antheaok » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:32 pm

Hello all, I will be taking PSLE this year so I have this question here : must you know how to play a particular instrument before being able to join that cca? Are they chances? Or no possibility at all? I do not know how to play any instruments except guitar only grade 1, I just started so .. So what do you think are chances of getting in? For example guzheng ensemble or Chinese ocherstra. In school like sngs dunman cedar and nan Chiau high ? And also how are the auditions for cca conducted? Seems a bit early but it's good to plan first right? if low possibility or no chance what cca is best for me to join? something able to get in easily and fun for girls? :?: thanks!
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Secondary school CCA help

Postby Antheaok » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:34 pm

just a question ... must you know how to play a particular instrument to get in to a music cca? For example guzheng or Chinese ocherstra? know how to play guitar...grade2 right now
And also how are auditions for sports or arts conducted?
Your help will be appreciated for :thankyou: answering my queries !

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby Pen88n » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:50 pm

For musical groups, sometimes yes, sometimes no.

For smaller groups like guzheng, guitar or strings, probably yes you need to know the instrument and go for audition before they can decide if can accept you into the group. Such skills probably need longer to acquire and they need to recruit those who already know the instruments to ensure they can perform at concert and competiition.

For larger groups like Chinese Orchestra and band, no need to know the instrument but preferably have musical background.

For sports, most need audition before they accept you into the team.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby Antheaok » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:05 am

Thanks a lot :D

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby Antheaok » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:29 pm

Pen88n wrote:For musical groups, sometimes yes, sometimes no.

For smaller groups like guzheng, guitar or strings, probably yes you need to know the instrument and go for audition before they can decide if can accept you into the group. Such skills probably need longer to acquire and they need to recruit those who already know the instruments to ensure they can perform at concert and competiition.

For larger groups like Chinese Orchestra and band, no need to know the instrument but preferably have musical background.

For sports, most need audition before they accept you into the team.

Hope this helps.

but in Chinese orchestra got guzheng so must know how to okay go get in also? Feeling very worried don't know which cca to join leh

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby bb_ mom » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:22 pm

Are you preparing for Sec 1? There will be CCA day(s) for you to understand more about each CCA.

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby sgbooksale » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:38 pm

I joined band when I was in secondary school without any prior knowledge of my instrument too! I believe it varies from school to school on whether they accept students without any prior knowledge of any instruments.
Some schools might have better results/achievements in SYF (for performing arts) so they might choose to only accept better players. :smile:

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby Antheaok » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:51 pm

sgbooksale wrote:I joined band when I was in secondary school without any prior knowledge of my instrument too! I believe it varies from school to school on whether they accept students without any prior knowledge of any instruments.
Some schools might have better results/achievements in SYF (for performing arts) so they might choose to only accept better players. :smile:

okie thanks a lot ! I'm affiliated to st nicks so..

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby Antheaok » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:52 pm

bb_ mom wrote:Are you preparing for Sec 1? There will be CCA day(s) for you to understand more about each CCA.

ya .. Should consider that too thanks. Chinese ocherstra is 3 days per week!

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Re: Secondary school CCA help

Postby sgbooksale » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:15 am

Antheaok wrote:
sgbooksale wrote:I joined band when I was in secondary school without any prior knowledge of my instrument too! I believe it varies from school to school on whether they accept students without any prior knowledge of any instruments.
Some schools might have better results/achievements in SYF (for performing arts) so they might choose to only accept better players. :smile:

okie thanks a lot ! I'm affiliated to st nicks so..

I'm sure it will be fine! Don't worry too much (:

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