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Monday, 20 March 2017 | MYT 9:00 PM

Kedah's SMJK Keat Hwa wins world marching band award

ALOR SETAR: 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 held in August.

The award, from the World Association of Marching Show Band, was handed over by John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield Jury chairman Prof W. Dale Warren to SMJK Keat Hwa principal Yeoh Chui Seang at the school hall Monday.

The selection of the school was based on its best achievement in winning in several categories and emerging overall champion.

The school beat bands from eight countries in the competition held at the Kuala Lumpur Hockey Stadium from Aug 3 to Aug 6.

The school band's coach, Tang Chia Hoe, said the band's performance, adapted from a Bruce Lee film, won over the jury.

Second spot went to Chien Kuo High School of Taiwan, third was Bahana Sparadha of Indonesia and fourth was Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur.

Tang said the band from SM Sultanah Asma, which he had also coached, was the first school in Malaysia to win the award in 2011. - Bernama