The Putuo Student Wind Band was unveiled on May 15, with the aim of building such a top-level student band in the district, after an agreement was signed between Anshi Experimental Middle School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Putuo Youth Center. Zhou Qiang was assigned as the art director and standing conductor of the band.
The youth center is a hub to gather, distribute and develop the district’s art and education resources, which will boost the band’s progress, according to an official of the facility.
Meanwhile, Anshi has been a “feature high school” that promotes music education and its student band has won awards at multiple national as well as city band competitions. It also came top at last year’s International Youth Band Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.