Pattaya School No. 11 and Nernplabwan School took top honors at the fourth Pattaya Band Competition.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh opened the Jan. 24 contest at Central Festival Pattaya Beach, with Porchanon Khanachotipgokin, president of the sponsoring Lions Club of Pattaya-Taksin, and Lions Region 310 C former Gov. Banjong Banthoonprayuk.
Ten schools participated in the competition, with junior- and senior-level prizes awarded for performances of two royal anthems and a song written just for the contest.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (center) opens the competition along with Lions members and Central Festival Pattaya Beach management.
Dressed in white, the 50-piece School No. 11’s band, which also comprised members of the Pattaya School No. 4 musicians, opened their performance with a solo on saxophone with band manager Phakapanth Weerasingh conducting.
School No. 11 took the Mayor’s Cup and a 20,000 baht cash purse, besting out the squad from Photisampan Pittayakarn School decked out in orange and black. Pattaya School No. 2 finished third.
Nernplabwan School won the Mayor’s Cup in the Junior Mattayom category.
In the Junior Mattayom category, Nernplabwan School won the Mayor’s Cup and 15,000 baht cash. Pattaya School No. 5 placed second and School No. 8 won third.
Once the music stopped, the Lions president closed the event and blessed the participants to honor HM the King.
Pattaya School No. 11 joined forces with Pattaya School No. 4 to win the senior Mattayom category.