Phothisamphanphitthayakhan School celebrates marching band contest win

Friday, 31 January 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 5 By  Warunya Thongrod

Phothisamphanphitthayakhan School’s marching band brought the HRH Crown Prince trophy back to Pattaya after winning the Brass Theatre III competition in Bangkok.

Phothisamphanphitthayakhan Principal Visanu Phasomzup and Saroj Bunmuang, consultant on musical strategies for Chonburi Province, joined the 45-piece brass band at Lan Po Park for the start of a parade on Naklua Road Jan. 16 to show off the trophy earned by beating out marching bands from around the kingdom.

Phothisamphanphitthayakhan Principal Visanu Phasomzup (2nd left) and Saroj Bunmuang (2nd right), consultant on musical strategies for Chonburi Province, joined the 45-piece brass band at Lan Po for a parade on Naklua Road Jan. 16 to show off the HRH Crown Prince trophy.Phothisamphanphitthayakhan Principal Visanu Phasomzup (2nd left) and Saroj Bunmuang (2nd right), consultant on musical strategies for Chonburi Province, joined the 45-piece brass band at Lan Po for a parade on Naklua Road Jan. 16 to show off the HRH Crown Prince trophy.

The Dec. 8 competition at The Mall Bangkapi was sponsored by the ministries of Education and Culture with Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University and the Melodion Association to promote music programs among students of all ages.

Phothisamphanphitthayakhan won the Senior Mattayom bracket against eight other schools including heavy favorite Ratchasima Wittayalai School, which had won a world championship.

“We had been training the youths for more than three months to compete in the program,” Saroj said. “This is our first time participating and we have done our best. We never expected to win HRH Crown Prince trophy.”

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