12 bands qualify for the grand finale
Kathmandu, March 1, 2017: The preliminary round of the 13th edition of KCM Inter College Music Competition has concluded in the town, with selecting of 12 bands to battle in the grand finale of the competition.
The competition took place on 24 and 25 February at the Kathmandu College of Management premises, Gwarko. And, 15 participating bands altogether performed their best on the occasion. The bands had to perform a total of two songs, out of which, one had to be self-composed track.
The bands were judged by a 3-member jury team comprising popular Nepali musicians viz. Sarad Shrestha, guitarist of the band Tumbleweed Inc., Sanjeet Tuladhar, a Drummer, and Sunny Mahat, a Bassist from the band Midnight Riders.
Out of the fifteen participating bands, twelve bands have been qualified for the grand finale, which is happening on 11th March at the Jawalakhel Football Ground. Ten bands were chosen according to the judgeâ€™s remarks (70% of total marking) and ticket voting (30%). The remaining two entered the finale as Judgeâ€™s, and Public choices.
The twelve qualifying bands are â€˜Flesh Eaterâ€™ from Royal Music Academy, â€˜On Your Markâ€™ from Golden Gate International College, â€˜Vivace Octaveâ€™ from Apex College, â€˜Screaming Marionetteâ€™ from Pathshala, â€˜Demigodâ€™ from Jaya Multiple Campus, â€˜Elicitâ€™ from British Model College, â€˜Maunâ€™ from Liverpool International College, â€˜Ignition Igniteâ€™ from Acoustica Studio, â€˜The Inceptionâ€™ also from Royal Music Academy, â€˜Destroycmâ€™ from Kaleidoscope Music Academy, â€˜Sabotageâ€™ from Shrijana Arts Academy, and â€˜Sangarshaâ€™ from Evergreen Higher Secondary School.
Three more bands also performed in the event as the guest bands. The bands were â€˜The Exorcistâ€™, the winner of 12th KCM ICMC, â€˜Desperate Mileâ€™, the second runner-up of the 12th KCM ICMC, and â€˜Crown of Thronesâ€™, the first runner-up of 11th KCM ICMC.
â€œMusic is an electrical soil, in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents. Besides being a platform for the college music enthusiasts to showcase their talent as well as get a platform to receive the spotlight in the public, this event is held every year to connect the youths and music enthusiast of all age group around the nation,â€ said the organizers in a press release.