——— Executive Board ———
Aiguo RongVice Presidents
Tri Basuki SoeparowotoVice Presidents
Paradox ChenSecretary General
Shahanum Mohamad ShahChairman of the Board
Datuk Zulkifli Ishak
Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC)
Kosin Suebprasitwong played with Boonwattana Marching Band Nakhonratchasima Thailand until he’s eighteen years old. After high school, he was a member of University Mahidol Symphony Orchestra in his early college years. At the age of 21, he travelled to USA with his mind set to audition as a member of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps at Denver Colorado USA.
He succeeded and recognized by the Blue Knights as part of their pit ensemble. He travelled and played with Blue Knights the entire Drum Corps International (DCI) 2003 championship season. He had participated in many shows with Blue Knights from California, ended in Orlando, Florida for the final show. With this experience, Kosin wishes to use his knowledge to educate and train those who have a dream in music or marching band field. He decided to fulfil his destiny as a musical teacher and is spreading his valuable knowledge anywhere possible.
Due to his extensive experience, musical talent and passion for marching bands, he is well known by many countries and different marching band organization. In present, he is a music arranger and percussion instructor for many school bands in Thailand. He is also invited to teach many Marching Bands in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Bhutan among others.
In 2016, Kosin was elected as the President of Asian Marching Band Confederation and constantly invited as chief judge for marching band events all over Asia.
Aiguo Rong, the Executive President of CMBA (China Marching Band AssOCiation), famous drill designer from the band of the People’s Liberation Army,rank of Senior Colonel. He is visiting professor of many universities, such as Jiangxi Normal University, Chongqing Normal University Music College, and the South Campus of Shenyang Music Institute. Consultant of Chongqing Art Education AssOCiation, Chair Professor of the Education Bureau of Yangpu district, Shanghai.
Rong has been engaged in drill design and the study of modern marching band theoretical for a long time. Published Foundation of Marching Band, Marching Band Training Course, Marching Band Training and Drill Performing, and so on. He is also the general director of Shanghai international Band Festival Marching Show Evening Party, and Chongqing mass band activity Evening Party. He has instructed hundreds of professional and amateur band marching and training. The drills he wrote and guided for the band of PLA has achieved a great success with a warm welcome at the Edinburgh military tattoo, other international music festival in Korea, Brunei, Hong Kong and Nanchang, etc.
The middle and elementary school marching band that he instructed and the drills he designed has won the gold medal many times in competitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc
Paradox Chen a recognize director, educational instructor, designer, and experienced performer in the international marching music society. He started his marching music learning since high school and has been fascinated then.
In the age of 18, just graduated from high school, he founded the first ever Drum & Bugle Corps of Taiwan in 1996, together with passionate friends, they named the group “Taipei Yuehfu”. From 2000, followed on 2001, 2002, 2005, 2013, he led the group to compete the DCI Summer Music Game tours and defended the title for all-time International Champion along with a Silver Medal in Division III and many high regard acknowledgements on various captions.
After 30 years of extensive history in the field of drum corps, he had taught over 30 groups all over Taiwan and China. Since 2011, Paradox was constantly invited as a judge for marching band events all over Asia, and now elected as the Secretary General of Asian Marching Band Confederation.
Shahanum Mohd. Shah is Professor of Music Education and currently the Deputy Dean (Research & Industry Linkage) at the Faculty of Music, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Perf.) (Hons.) degree from Adelaide University, South Australia and the Master and PhD degrees in Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Shahanum is President of the Malaysia Band Association. Her experience with the marching band started in high school where she played the trumpet. Her experience playing the trumpet also includes playing in brass ensembles, symphony and wind orchestras, having played in concerts and music camps in Malaysia, South Australia and Thailand.
Shahanum has been involved as a judge for band and wind orchestra competitions in Malaysia and Indonesia, including the National Band Competitions, the Malaysian World Band Competition, the Indonesian Grand Prix Marching Band, Jakarta, the Bandung Marching Band Competition and various wind orchestra competitions in Malaysia.
Datuk Zulkifli Ishak
——— Executive Directors ———
Sehat Kurniawan SaimanDirector of Event
Patricia Real BarairoMarketing Director
Yuki Lam Yuk YeeMarketing Deputy
Edwin B. GuintoDirector of Finance
Andi Hassan SelamatDirector of Education and Judge Academy
Kento UchidaEducation & Judges Academy Asistant
Rachmat SetiawanDirector of IT
Graduated from University of Indonesia majoring in Physics. Sehat was a trumpet player in Marching Band Pupuk Kaltim in year 1994 – 1998, and won the best trumpet soloist in year 96 and 97.
He was also a part of the Marching Band coach team for Santa Ursula Marching Brass, Korps Putri Tarakanita, Gita Surosowan Marching Band, Angkasa Pura Marching Band, Listya Dwijaswara, Gita Wibawa Praja Tangerang, Victoria Institution Cadet Corps Band Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia, Haidian Experimental Primary School Beijing-China, Peixing Primary School Beijing-China and many more. He is also judging and a Clinician, Drill designer, Music Arranger, Adviser for Marching Band and events in all over Indonesia.
International Judge for Bakood Festival Musiko 2017 Bacoor – Philipine, Thailand World Music Championship (TWMC) 2016-2017, Shanghai Spring Festival 2016–China, Miri Marching Band Competition 2016 – Malaysia. Joining International Organization Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC) as Excecutive Director for Treasurer. Joining PB-PDBI (Persatuan Drum Band Indonesia).
Now along with his passion as Director for PT. Cipta Musik Indonesia musical instrument distributor for MAIR, TROMBA, ADAMS MARCHING BRASS, ROYALE.
Marketing Director Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC), Founder & Executive Director Color Guard Alliance of the Philippines Incorporated (CGAP).
Patricia started her marching music learning since elementary school, she is a full band scholar and finished her college degree of business management because of her passion for music and performing arts. And now using her 20 years of experience and expertise to establish works and contribution in marching band events and activities.
Patricia is a recognize artistic director and designer, though she is a percussion player, her keen interest on visual design encourage her to establish the Color Guard Alliance of the Philippines Inc. (CGAP). First Philippine Color Guard organization and the first Philippine Team who participated in the WGI – Asia Championships. This begun her continuous involvement in the international marching music community. Now elected as the Marketing Director of Asian Marching Band Confederation, and just joined a successful partnership signing agreement with the Winter Guard International – Sports of the Arts in Dayton Ohio, USA.
Patricia is the vice-chairman of the executive committee of City of Bacoor International Music Championships (BIMC), the first international marching band competition in the Philippines.
Yuki Lam Yuk Yee
Born on January 10, 1995.
11 years experience in percussion.
Find a mentor in Scott Johnson, and work as a freelance percussion instructor since 2016.
Conduct workshop tours in the Philippines and Indonesia for air force, fire brigade, primary, middle, senior high school and college, and independent bands. ( More than 28 marching bands. )
On August, 2017, hosted another workshop tour for teachers and instructors in the Philippines.
Every workshop is for adults to children, and regardless of age.
For the first drumline battle in Japan, built “ Dream Drumline “. Head of its drumline.
Also set up an organization called “ Dream Horizon Zero “ that supports for people who wants to come true their dreams.
Vice-president of Dream Horizon Zero.
Rachmat Setiawan was born in Makassar on May 6, 1966. He lives in Balikpapan at Bangun Reksa complex, AK Block No.24 Balikpapan East Kalimantan Indonesia, and has a family with one wife named Tita Ernita and three children (Salman Ma’ruf, Sabita Danishara and Rizqy Nawfal).
Completed formal education at SD Kartika Balikpapan in 1979, SMP Negeri 1 Balikpapan in 1982 and STM Negeri 1 Balikpapan in 1985.
In his daily activities as coach of the Gita Bahana Marching Band at Junior High School 1. He is also active in humanitarian and volunteer social activities in Banda Indonesia.
Playing music began since the age of 16 years as a marching band player in KODAM IX environment that was then still named Mulawarman. This activity continues to this day, once a player, assistant coach and trainer in several marching band units both inside and outside the city of Balikpapan.
To support his musical career, he attended an online music course organized by the Coursera Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA for Fundamentals of Studying Music Ensemble, and at the University of Edinburgh UK for Basic Theory of Music in 2014.
Being a player he once did in several marching bands like Mulawarman Putra Balikpapan (Toms player 1982-1984), Gema Shanka Wanabhakti Jakarta (Trumpet player 1985-1988), Pupuk Kaltim Bontang (Trumpet player 1994-1996).
Being a marching band coach he did it at Tanjungpura Putra Balikpapan (percussion section 1989-1993), Bahana Swara Seruyan Central Kalimantan (musical arranger of 2009), Gita Bahana Balikpapan (band director of 2008-present).
Became the judge of the marching band championship since 2007. Some of the champions who entrust him as judge are Samarinda Open Marching Band Competition (2007-2010), Borneo Open Marching Band Competition (2011-2017), East Kalimantan Marching Festival (2011- 2017), Berau Coal Drum band Competition (2011-2016), Pekan Olah Raga Provinsi of East Kalimantan and South Kalimantan in 2014 and 2017.
Currently he is also appointed to serve as website manager at AMBC. In his duties as a judge, Rachmat gladly assesses for General Effect, Music and Visual Individual captions.
——— Board of Directors ———