Taipei Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Our band was established in 1998 by the alumini of a concert band of Taipei Jianguo Hish School’s supplementary program (night school). This band began to perform during the Christmas season each year at Taipei resion in order to continue thoes band menbers’ attentiveness and love from performance. This band became a charitable corporation at 2008 and more wind instrument amiture players join this band. At 2009, the first concert performed at KHS Hall after the band became a charitable corporation.
Most band members graduated from collages years. Members show their passion and persistent on music despite of the occupation. Each member’s busy work and schedule do not stop the weekly band rehearsal and personal practice. We are in pursuit of better skill in music performance and also attempt to play different styles of music. The most important is our philosophy in music playing, LOVE, which we wish to express our love of music to our audience and hope all listeners can enjoy our feeling from our music.
Conductor Pe-Hon Lei
Pe-Hon Lei, the conductor of the band, graduated from Department of Music, College of Performing Art, National Taiwan University of Art. He learned music and Trumpet playing from Mr. Bee, Hsueh Fu and Pro. Liu, Sung Hui. In 1996, Mr. Lei learn Trumpet play from Prof. Edward Hoffman at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, US. Also, learning breath method of wind instrument and music performing.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Lei was the Executive Director and assistant conductor of Taipei Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band. He was the master director of all performing schools in the opening ceremony of National High School Sport Games in 2012, and the music director of wind instrument in the open ceremony of Asian Professional Baseball Gam in 2013.
With his abundant teaching experience in wind bands and schools, performance in Asia Pacific Music Festivals, Brisbane Music Festivals Austrialia, Expo Shanghai China, etc, Mr. Lei and his bands got very good result in national music competitions for years.