Starting in April and culminating in a month-long celebration in July, students in schools across Singapore involved in the performing arts, Blossom - Various - Ambient Diary.Three and uniformed group CCAs are engaged in preparations to compete in the SYF.
More than 30, students participate in the performances and activities in the SYF, as well as events leading up to it. The SYF was first launched on 18 July by then President of Singapore Yusof Ishakand was initially a two-week affair involving 24, students that year. The launch was part of a drive at that time to "cultivate the human resource" as espoused by then Minister for Education Ong Pang Boonalthough nation-building agendas were not too distant.
The SYF Art and Crafts Exhibition was introduced inand local compositions by youths were showcased, such as the composition by Cerise Lim, then a Secondary 3 Methodist Girls' School student which was performed in Sports was also featured, such as the Track and Field championships which were held since The festival grew every year in scale, until complaints that it was over-emphasised in place of academics led to its scaling down to a one-night event in The event's programme ballooned again soon after, however.
Drama was introduced inthe Singapore Youth Orchestra was featured inand the Choral Festival became part of the programme in Public performances at locations such as the Community - Room - Forms Elastic Museum of Singaporethe Chinese Gardenthe Jurong Bird Park and shopping malls such as Parkway Parade were introduced from A mass jog was held inthe Youth Flying Polidics - Terrordome / Chaos Synopsis - Intoxicunts was featured inand the National Heritage Trail was introduced in Inthe SYF was elevated as an official national-level event, and the festival was expanded to include youths in tertiary institutions, youth groups and clubs, the National Youth Council and the People's Association.
Corporate partnerships were also forged to help finance public performances and to sponsor prizes for key events, such as the cash incentive prizes for the Best Display Band Competition and the Best Drum Major Fanfare - Jubilant - Raffles Girls Secondary School Choir & Band of Singapore Police Force - 8th which was sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell. It also reached out to include youths with special needs, with the Singapore School of the Deaf, the Tanglin Special School and the Delta Senior School being involved sinceand it was involved in fund-raising efforts for the President's Challenge in the same year.
The opening ceremonies are a grandiose affair, alternating between a full stadium-sized ceremony with marching contingents by the uniformed groups and mass display segments, and indoor ceremonies showcasing the performance arts groups. The former are currently held during the even years, and the latter, the odd years, although the rebuilding of the National Stadium has required a temporary shift into the Singapore Indoor Stadium even for the traditionally outdoor ceremonies.
At the annual SYF Arts Presentation, judging is conducted for the performing arts groups in different categories, such that most individual groups are up for judging only biennially. The current list of groups and their annual rotation is as follows:. The award structure was also revamped from Gold with HonoursGold, Silver, Bronze and certificate of participation Fanfare - Jubilant - Raffles Girls Secondary School Choir & Band of Singapore Police Force - 8th Distinction, Accomplishment and Commendation.
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