Dabur Red Paste presents The Great TTIS Challenge 2013 powered by Hero Cycles started off with a bang at Swabhumi on Saturday. Day One of the prelims saw school students from across the city take part in a medley of events from Creative Writing to Fusion Dance
WHOLE NEW BALL GAME!
Students from Hirendra Leela Patranavis School surprised the audience and judges alike when they created music from a basketball in the Unconventional Orchestra round. The group also used buckets, teacups and tablespoons. “Making music from unconventional sources is quite a tough job. These guys chose a most ordinary but unique source and also brought to our notice the sound wave potential of a dribbling basketball. Kudos to them for coming up with such a brilliant concept,” said Pritimoy Goswami, tabla player and judge
The Vivekananda Mission School band impressed the judges with its instrumental performance of Vande Mataram. “Theirs is a tight band. Technically they are compact and their sound was on the dot…. When we were growing up and trying to make a mark as musicians, we didn’t have a platform like TTIS. Also, musical instruments weren’t as easily available,” said Koushik of Bangla band Prithibi, one of the judges for Fusion Band
STEP IT UP
Stop Child Labour was the message students of Pailan World School sent out as they moved to the beats of Bezubaan from Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) in Fusion Dance
Text by Showli Chakraborty, pictures by Arnab Mondal