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Surging to the Future: 1980s

The early 1980s marked the opening of the gymnasium and occupation of the new hostel. The highlight of 1982 was the band’s participation in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York.

A series of events were also held to celebrate the school’s Golden Jubilee in 1983 and the most important project that year was the development of the school to accommodate more laboratories and rooms.

The inaugural mass of the year in 1980
The opening of the gymnasium on 8 November, 1980. Tan Sri Dr. Runme Shaw inspects the guard of honour accompanied by Mr Lim Soon Chye
The Band proudly carrying Singapore's banner at the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York, 17 March, 1982.
Inspection by the GOH at the annual parade
The celebration of the Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving on 20 August 1983.
A Band member being interviewed by the US media during the St. Patrick's Day parade.