Apivut Minalai (b. 1981) Band Director, arranger, conductor, and music educator.
Apivut Minalai is a Director of Bands and official Teacher of the Performing Arts Department in Suranari Witthaya School from Nakhorn – Ratchasima, Thailand.
Under his direction, Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony & Marching Band received numerous national champions titles and honors in the areas of the concert, parade, and marching show.
The Suranaree Girls Wind Symphony was invited to WMC World Music Contest in Kerkrade Netherlands and got gold awards in 2017, Also the Czech Republic Prague Wind Orchestra Festival 2020, and in this festival he was named the Best Conductor and the all-girls band won in their category.
Mr. Minalai is the only Thai who conduct a Japanese band and got 4 times All Japan National Champion title with The Tenrikyo Aimachi Band from Nagoya Japan under the direction of Mr. Kiyokatzu Sekine Aimachi. He has conducted Aimachi Band for 7 years of the contest season.
Mr. Minalai also serves as an arranger and composer, having released numerous marching band arrangements, concert band works, and compositions. He is constantly in demand as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor for concerts & marching bands.
He was served as Drum Corps Europe Judges, World association For Marching Show Band Judge, Grand Prix Marching Band in Indonesia, and as a wind and music judge for many national and international contests such as Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan Germany, Canada Etc.
Now he is looking forward to working and creating beautiful and touching music with the young band group to work with them and try to teach them life skills troughs the Concert & Marching Band music.