City & school officials plan Lent parade, marching band contest

Friday, 14 June 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 24 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

Pattaya officials met with school administrators to lay plans for next month’s Buddhist Lent candle parade and World Music Contest’s marching band competition in the Netherlands.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome met June 5 with administrators to gauge participation in the July 18-19 Buddhist Lent-candle contest and parade on Beach Road in South Pattaya. Students will present decorative candles to various temples to market the start of the Buddhist Lent season.

(L to R) Pattaya Education Office Director Jintana Maensurin, Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome meet with city and school officials to plan out next month’s holiday,(L to R) Pattaya Education Office Director Jintana Maensurin, Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome meet with city and school officials to plan out next month’s holiday,

As for the music contest, Pattaya’s multi-school marching band has been practicing at the Pattaya Indoor Sports Arena to prepare for the July 27-28 competition weekend at the World Music Contest, held every four years in Kerkrade, Netherlands.

Marching and show bands can complete in up to three contests, including a marching contest, marching parade contest and show contest. Pattaya’s band will be one of four from Thailand to participate.

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