Kedah school is world marching band champion
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ALOR SETAR, March 20 — The Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan (SMJK) Keat Hwa here has won the Sudler Shield Award for its acclaimed performance at the 2016 World Championship of Marching Show Band (WCMSB) competition recently.
The award, from the World Association of Marching Show Band was handed over by John Philip Souza Foundation Sudler Shield Jury chairman, Professor W. Dale Warren to SMJK Keat Hwa principal, Yeoh Chui Seang at the school hall today.
The selection of the school was based on its best achievement in winning several categories contested and emerging overall champion, beating bands from eight countries at WCMSB at the Kuala Lumpur Hockey Stadium from Aug 3 to Aug 6.
School band coach, Tang Chia Hoe said the band's performance, adapted from a Bruce Lee film, won over the jury.
He said the band from Sekolah Menengah Sultanah Asma, which he had also coached, was the first school in Malaysia to win the award in 2011.
Second spot went to Chien Kuo High School of Taiwan, third was Bahana Sparadha of Indonesia and the fourth, Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama