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Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band

Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band


One of the performing groups managed by the Music Office, the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band (HKYSB) was established in 1978. The HKYSB has been successfully nurturing generations of young eminent musicians, and proactively introducing band music to the public in Hong Kong.

In 1978, the HKYSB debuted with the County of Avon School Orchestra, which was visiting from the UK. Since then, the Band has enjoyed the privilege of performing with a number of visiting music groups, including the Central Band of the United Kingdom Royal Air Force, the Tanunda Band of Australia, the Regimental Band of the Green Jackets, the Scots Guards of the United Kingdom, the Narashino Girls’ High School Band from Japan, the Baden-Württernberg Youth Wind Ensemble. Distinguished conductors who collaborated with the Band include Bruce Pearson, Dr Vondis Miller and Robert Lutt from the USA, Eric Banks from the UK, Felix Hauswirth from Switzerland, Russell Hammond from Australia and Li Fang-fang from Beijing.

The HKYSB conducted several overseas tours to regions like Kagoshima in Japan, Sydney in Australia, and Hawaii in the USA. In 2013, the Band visited Jeju in South Korea again to participate in the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival, and gave exchange performances with local bands and choirs. In 2015, the Band took part in the 24th Chiayi City International Band Festival and received high acclaim. In 2018, the HKYSB visited Hamamatsu in Japan for the 20th Asia and Pacific Band Directors’ Association Band Festival, and exchanged with the band of Saitama Kenritsu Shiraoka High School in Tokyo.


Conductor(s)/ Instructor(s): LEE Sing-wan, LING Kok-hin Kevin and LEUNG Wing-kin
Manager: LING Kok-hin Kevin