Cheng Ko Primary School Jazz Big Band, New Taipei City
Cheng Ko Primary School Concert Band was established in 1993. It has reached tremendous achievements during these years and earned several awards in Taiwan Band Competition in the year of 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000, and has been invited to perform by many places frequently.
In conformity with the tendency of the day and promote the interest and alacrity of music learning, the band in our school was transited from concert band to jazz big band in 2005.
To demonstrate our accomplishment, The Cheng Ko Primary School holds the concerts twice a year during the winter and summer break. Beside the presentation from students, all the teachers also join in the individual instrument performing. All of the band activities are support by school, instructors and parents of the members paid lots of efforts to support the Band activities. Under the direction from Principal Chen, Conductor Tzou and 8 teachers, all members show their excellence not only in the music area, but also in academic and many other fields. We truly appreciate all the support and encouragement extended to us, and we will do our best to provide our performance for you.
Conductor Gi-Hwa Tzou
Gi-Hwa, Tzou was born in Taichung, Taiwan (1969), and received his Bachelor degree of music from Chinese Culture University in 1993 as well as the Master degree in Music from Florida International University in 1998. In 1998 he had studied trumpet performance with Prof. Yeh Shu-Han for five years. During the years of study at FIU, He had studied trumpet performance with Mr. Arturo Sandoval and James Hacker, and studied wind conducting with Mr. Matthew McInturf.
In 1998 Gi-Hwa began his professional music career as a trumpet instructor of pluralism in Taiwan National HsinChu University of Education. In 2000, He was the first secretary general in Taiwan Band Association and has being a Director of Taipei County Teacher Symphonic Band. In 2006 Gi-Hwa accepted invitation to be a conductor with Taipei Civic Symphonic Band. Since 2001He has also being a commissioner in Taiwan Band Association who is devoted to the development of band in Taiwan. All of school bands which he conducted have earned many awards in Taiwan Band Competition and TBA Band Contest in recent years. He has performed as a conductor in several states, USA, Austria, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and the People’s Republic of China.