Sam Tet Secondary School Marching Band won Gold Award in 34th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, China

May 26, 2017

Recently, the SMJK Sam Tet Marching Band was invited to take part in the 34th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and took back home the Gold Marching Show Band Award.

 

It was organized by the Yangpu District Government and the Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC) , the band’s journey to Shanghai was a successful one ; courtesy of the endless support from the school’s Board of Governors (BOG) and Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The primary objective of this music festival is to boost the development of music culture, on top of promoting goodwill relationship between China and participating countries.

 

With a strong contingent of 71 members, SMJK Sam Tet Marching Band took the stage and performed  well-known classics like We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and also Hana, a Japanese folk culture song. To suit the local taste of music, the band also played their very own arrangement of "Brightest Star in The Night Sky" by Escape Plan and "Blessing" by Jacky Cheung. The audience were left astounded and awed with the scintilating performance by the band.

 

The festival was held for a total of 5 days from 28 April to 2 May in the city of Shanghai, which includes famous landmarks like the Zhengda Gymnasium of Fudan University, Oriental Pearl Tower, Huangxing Park and the International Fashion Center. In addition, SMJK Sam Tet Marching Band was also privileged to go on board a cruise on the famous Huangpu River to perform in conjunction of Labour Day.

 

The chairman of the Board of Governors, Revelent Father Stephen Liew who also joined the trip to Shanghai, thanked all parties involved especially teachers, coaches, Board of Governors (BOG) and Parent Teacher Association (PTA). He said the school achieved yet another milestone by representing Malaysia in his Musical festival. Internationally, SMJK Sam Tet Marching Band succeeded to be placed among the best.

 

SMJK Sam Tet Marching Band took the opportunity to initiate an exchange programme with other prestigious teams in the festival which consisted from different countries such as China, Thailand, Germany, United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This priceless experience in Shanghai will be used by the school’s marching and to further improve its performance and standings in the musical arena.

 

三德华中铜乐队是全马唯一一间中学受邀远赴上海参加第三十四届上海之春国际音乐节,荣获金奖殊荣,为国为校争光。

 

三德华中于去年年杪受到上海杨浦区政府与亚洲行进艺术协会之诚邀参加第三十四届上海之春国际音乐节。校方积极筹备经费,董事部与家协大力支持,最后成功于4月27日飞往上海参加及出席此项国际级的音乐大会。此音乐节的宗旨是推广管乐艺术继续向前发展,并促进中外青少年艺术和文化交流,增进中外青年的友谊与合作。

 

三德华中铜乐队作为唯一代表马来西亚的队伍,拥有71名队员参与,演奏世界流行名曲 We Will Rock You,Bohemian Rhapsody及Hana,为全场规模最大的乐队。此外,为了配合中国听众的口味,该乐队特别添加来自逃跑计划的《夜空中最亮的星》与张学友的《祝福》作为闭幕歌曲。乐队队员以嘹亮的歌声边唱边演奏,节奏优美,扣人心弦,引起听众的共鸣,同时还赢得全场热烈不断的掌声。

 

这场为期5天的音乐节(4月28日至5月2日)在上海市各地举办,包括復旦大学正大体育馆、东方明珠塔,上海国际时尚中心和黄兴公园。此外,三德铜乐队也在远近驰名的黄浦江上巡游并在《中国太平邮轮》上进行精彩的表演,越演越劲;适逢当天是五一劳动节,观众们的表扬之声,此起彼落。

 

三德华中铜乐队与8个来自世界各地受邀参与此音乐节的优秀乐队,一起进行交流,即分别来自中国、马来西亚、印尼、泰国、德国、美国、香港和台湾。

 

三德华中铜乐队一行88人,由三德华中董事长刘开祥神父率领、董事财政黄春兰女士、家协主席曾庆莱、下午班副校长叶牡丹、教练林志忠,六名老师和六位家长随行,阵容浩大。此项演出,三德铜乐队成功在该音乐节荣获金牌殊荣,享誉国际,可贺可喜。队员们喜雀万分,士气大增。         

  

董事长刘开祥神父表示,铜乐队是学校里非常活跃的制服团体,教练与顾问老师的付出与配合,使学生交出傲人的成绩,海外飘香,令人兴奋,实属三德之光。他也感谢三德华中董事财政黄春兰女士代表学校领取金奖殊荣。

 

家协主席曾庆莱表示,铜乐队此行顺利,有赖于董事部的参与随行及支持,让学生有机会开拓视野,与世界各地优秀的队伍互相交流,真是难得的机会,同时学生也受到当地人的称赞,三德华中铜乐队是非常有纪律的一支队伍。他还感谢教练林志忠孜孜不倦,努力不懈地训练队员,加上老师与家长们背后鼎力支持,成就了一支纪律极高且负责任的队伍。

 

三德华中代校长黄淑贞越洋恭贺全体队员为三德华中带来喜讯。她还说,队员的团结精神是成功因素之一,铜乐队队员的积极练习态度与教练互相配合,天衣无缝,达到顶峰,带来硕果。她也感谢董事部和家协在经济上的支持,使学生顺利地去海外比赛,吸取经验,获益良多。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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