𝗙𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘| 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 GSCNHS ~jwill | Dec 24, 2023
Fiery harmonious spans of batons, as if casting a spell to the crowd— making you turn your head, be captured and mesmerized by the motions of melodies, making the night quiver with anticipation and be bathe with glorious beauty of passion that the members of the band sends to the crowd.
Yet, before they achieved such an immaculate performance that sends the whole crowd with amusement. The roots of their passion came from the dedications of the students, teachers and trainors to bring back the glory after 8 years, it was 2015 when the triumph last came to the halls of GSCNHS. Despite the opening of face to face classes last school year, the drum and lyre of GSCNHS wasn’t able to immediately build the old legacy of the school, fear was still creeping in the nerves of the mass after the epidemic.
Now, with the burning devotion and fondness of the students, teachers and trainors to our home, they brought us a performance with excellence showing off how dedicated these performers are to bring the title of Champion to our humble domicile. The scorching heat while practicing to perfection, the cold night comforts their tired bodies as they carry their instruments to go home, yet still, their smiling faces, their chatters on how the practice was different that day from yesterday brought them with joy— a memory they could look back all together, magnificently. Still, challenges are present, lack of equipment, the difference of schedules of the students, a practice area that are not available, but miracles do knock to the doors for those who are hopeful and passionate to their love of performing, challenges after challenges but with the helping hands surrounding the GSCNHS— the drum and lyre band was able to pay off the hardships with success.
Stiff bodies, dripping of rice grain sweats and sighs of tiredness is always in the other side of the coin, yet— the victory is always there in the other side and with blazing love and passion to send chills to the crowd, to make the night tremble with batons waving in the air, flaglettes and banners fluttering in the deep night, drums rolling with clamorous beats, lyres singing— soaring in the ears of the mass, with beaming smiles from the students and jubilant smiles of teachers and trainors can be seen in the midst of the crowd. Victory perfectly fits the heads of these hard workers. With dedication, compassion, love, and the right nurture of people around us can make us do the most glorious thing we could even do, and with these elements, GSCNHS drum and lyre band tasted victory, sweetly.
Congratulations to 𝗚𝗦𝗖𝗡𝗛𝗦 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘀 for winning 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗜𝗢𝗡 in 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘀 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘂𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗮 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝘆𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 held at Pioneer Avenue, General Santos City, December 17.
— via Sandra Manligro| TR Senior Feature Writer
photos by Jayvee Prado and Joemi Flores