Oh well, I should be tired despite of all the timing and travelling. But I guess when it comes to marching band, tiredness isn't an issue at all. I can't imagine it is a year now since the last production. Well, SMK Sultanah Asma (SASBand) step up their game yet again this year. One thing you can really look forward to every year is what our champion maker Mr Tang Chia Hoe will come up with.
For what we know, the whole show is amazing. Something refreshing. The sound that you can listen with the dynamics being design to just blow your mind. To me, it certainly will be fun to see how this show will be during the upcoming World Band Competition which will be held in Stadium Hockey Bukit Jalil on the 7th July.
On my own point of view, of course, what is there not to love about the whole show. It is mind blowing, fact - period. As of how people might be comparing what Keat Hwa did last year and what Asma is showcasing, well I personally think it is really two different thing and you just couldn't compare at all. The music and drills and even the flow is totally different. No doubt, Keat Hwa sound may be louder than what Asma could be. That fierceness in their sound is un-comparable somehow. And also the quietness in Asma's sound. The subtle powerful effect they could do. Just amazing for a marching band to make it possible. Kudus to Asma on this. This abang-adik (Brohers and sisters) schools are just amazing in their own way. Either way, they have they own trademark. They have their own style and they have their own image. But still, amazing.
Well one thing for sure now is where will this production will lead them. Asma scores a superbly high score of 79.3 out of 80 points. I wonder during the finals, who will be up against them for the title. National finals will be held on the 5th at Stadium Hockey Pantai Dalam. The top 10 scores through out Malaysia will be competing in the finals. I really couldn't possibly wait till that day comes. Less than a month to go, next stop regionals will be held in Penang, Terrenganu, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pahang and also East Malaysia. What will lies upon ahead is unknown, but what is known is that we can count on for a great show this year. Check out the video below. I'm sure you gonna like it too as much the crowd today.
Here are some more pictures during today's competition. For what is worth, flying back totally makes everything crazily worth to be here today. Till then....