Victory for Victoria band


VICTORIA Institution Cadet Corps Band proved they were a cut above the rest when they emerged as the overall marching show band champion in the Malaysia World Band Competition (MWBC) 2019.

Edging 29 other teams, including a visiting team from the Philippines, the 70-member Kuala Lumpur-based team gave a spellbinding performance as they marched in synchronised and almost flawless steps.

Colour guard members of Victoria Institution Cadet Corps Band from KL crisscrossing between the band members.

They swayed rhythmically to the music and covered the four corners of the Sultan Abdul Halim Indoor Stadium in Alor Setar, Kedah, at the recent four-day event that saw the participation of over 1,000 youths.

Their colour guard members also gracefully crisscrossed the brass band members, raising the mood and lending variety to their formation.

The brass band team executing a side bend routine en route to winning the overall champ title in the marching show band category of the Malaysia World Band Competition (MWBC) 2019.

They received thunderous cheer from the audience especially when they occasional slanted their bodies in sleek snappy movements.

Their band director, Muhaizi Mudzakir said, “It is not easy to emerge overall winner, as we never overlooked the strengths of other competing teams.

Kedah’s Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid team members win second place in the international-level MWBC competition but clinch the champion title in the school division category of the national-level Natcom competition, as well as in the colour guard category (school division).

“Winning a competition is not the ultimate aim, but rather the development of good team spirit, which is the backbone of a successful band.”

Coming close, in second place, were boys from Kedah’s Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid, who delivered an equally energising and memorable performance.

SMK Kepong, Selangor, members win third place at the international-level competition and second position in the school division category at national level.
SMK Kepong, Selangor, members win third place at the international-level competition and second position in the school division category at national level.

In third position were members of the mixed team from SMK Kepong in Selangor, who looked smashing in their cowboy hats with long quill feathers.

Sinag Colour Guard from the Philippines, was declared overall champion in the colour guard competition.

Members of SM Sultanah Asma Colour Guard tossing their flags during the ‘Starsky’ show in the final of the colour guard (school division) category of the national competition.The school wins second place and Best Outfit in the colour guard category (school division) of the national competition.
Members of SM Sultanah Asma Colour Guard tossing their flags during the ‘Starsky’ show in the final of the colour guard (school division) category of the national competition.The school wins second place and Best Outfit in the colour guard category (school division) of the national competition.

Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid and Vortex Winterguard of Kuala Lumpur secured second and third positions respectively.

Sinag Color Guard also won the colour guard competition (open division), while Voice of Percussion, Kuala Lumpur, won the drum battle competition (open division).

Marching band members of SK Bandar Puteri Jaya, Sungai Petani, performing during the final of the primary school category of the national competition, winning the team the Best Conductor prize.
Marching band members of SK Bandar Puteri Jaya, Sungai Petani, performing during the final of the primary school category of the national competition, winning the team the Best Conductor prize.

In the National Band Competition (Natcom) 2019, held simultaneously at the venue, Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid emerged champion in the school division category, as well as in the colour guard competition (school division), while SMK Kepong took second position in the school division category.

Penang Free School Drumline topped in the drum battle competition (school division).

Visiting team members of Sinag Colour Guard from the Philippines in action during the competition and (below) members expressing joy after being announced the overall winner in the colour guard category of the international competition.
Visiting team members of Sinag Colour Guard from the Philippines in action during the competition and (below) members expressing joy after being announced the overall winner in the colour guard category of the international competition.

Also present were state education, human resource development committee chairman Dr Salmee Said, Association of Malaysian Bands president Professor Dr Shahanum Md Shah, Asian Marching Band Confederation president Kosin Suebprasitwong, National Creative Industry Trust Foundation trustee Datuk Zulkifli Ishak.


   

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