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Thursday, June 21, 2012

NATCOMP 2012 Regional (North2) Championship

On the 19th of June 2012. One of the most anticipated regional competition of the National Marching Band Competition - NATCOMP 2012 in Kedah. Kedah state is one of the states in Malaysia that are constantly producing champions in marching band that shine not only locally but also at the international arena.

Since 2009, the national championship trophy stayed with the state. Not only one but two titans reside in this state. SMJK Keat Hwa and SMK Sultanah Asma, lead by the champion maker, Mr Tang Chia Hoe.

In 2011, we witness the revolution of Marching Show Bands by SMK Sultanah Asma also known as SASBand with their winning performance theme - Mulan. They also secure the world title in 2011 beating international teams all around the world. At the World Marching Show Band Competition, their performance lead them to secure not only First Placing, they also won the best hornline, Gold with Honors Award and best visual effect awards.

2011 WAMSB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MARCHING SHOW BANDS

Top Five Finalists
  1. World Champion - Sultanah Asma, Malaysia - 94.2
  2. Suphanburi Marching Band, Thailand - 91.7
  3. Chein-Kuo High School Marching Band, Taiwan - 90.6
  4. Marching Band Gita Surosowan, Indonesia - 90.1
  5. Victoria Institution, Malaysia - 89.9

And this year, it keeps getting better and better. SMJK Keat Hwa aka KHMB showcase thier great performance theme - Spain.

A total of 6 teams competing in this leg of the competition. But KHMB outshine all with their performance The 12 min show was out of the world. They secure 82.7 points in division one topped up all teams at the moment followed by St John, KL. With two more regional coming up, we are near to the finals of the competition which will be held on the 7th July 2012 in Kuala Terrenganu.

As posted on the official Facebook page on Natcomp 2012, these are the results for this leg of the competition.

NATCOMP North Zone 2. 19 Jun 2012, Alor Setar, Kedah

Division 1
First Place: SMK KEAT HWA - Gold Award
Second Place: KOLEJ SULTAN ABDUL HAMID - Gold Award

Division 2
First Place: SMK PERLIS - Bronze Award
Second Place: SMK DERMA, PERLIS - Certificate Award
Third Place: SMK BAGAN JAYA, PULAU PINANG - Certificate Award

Best Drum Major
WAN YUZREE BIN RANJAN, SMK DERMA, PERLIS
Here are some photos during the competition and a short clip of the show.
Apologizing for the quality of the video but this is the best quality video I could find on YouTube. Will be posting a better one when I get hold with the better ones.

All the best to KHMB and anticipating for greatness to shine in Kuala Terrenganu this coming July. But the question lies at will they able to defend the World title for Malaysia this year? Lets see.

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