Drum majorettes impress

2015-10-07 06:00
REPRESENTATIVES of every school that participated in the 2015 Dihlabeng Mayoral School Drum Majorettes Festival at the Nthute Primary School with Vusi Dlamini (left), the Dihlabeng Youth Development officer, and Sentle Moloi of the Department of Educ

REPRESENTATIVES of every school that participated in the 2015 Dihlabeng Mayoral School Drum Majorettes Festival at the Nthute Primary School with Vusi Dlamini (left), the Dihlabeng Youth Development officer, and Sentle Moloi of the Department of Educ

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BOHLOKONG. – The Tiisetsang Secondary School scooped two trophies in different categories during the recent inaugural Dihlabeng Mayoral School Drum Majorettes Festival at the Nthute Primary School in Bohlokong near Bethlehem.

They won the large and small drills categories and shared five of the seven categories which were at stake.

In total, six schools from the Dihlabeng Municipality took part in the festival. It was was organised by the office of youth development at the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, in partnership with the Department of Education, Thabo Mofutsanyana District.

The schools that contested in the festival where Ntsu Secondary, Tiisetsang Secondary, Rekgotsofetse Secondary from Paul Roux, Taung Secondary from Rosendal, Matswathaka Primary and the LK Ntlabathi Intermediate School.

Ntsu won the double flag categories, with Taung winning the single flag. LK Ntlabathi scooped the pom-pom group trophy, Rekgo-tsofetse the non-drop trophy while Matswa-thaka won the mace trophy.

At the end of the event all participants were awarded with individual certificates.

According to Vusi Dlamini, the Dihlabeng Youth Development officer, the festival was aimed at reviving drum majorettes in the municipality.

He said they had invited all the schools in the municipality, but only those few had taken part in the festival.

“We wanted all the schools to take part, but some said they were not ready to take part in the competition. We do understand, however, since it was the first time that we hosted an event like this. We are hoping to see 90% of the schools during the competition next year.”

Dlamini said they handed over the winning trophies only as a motivation, since winning was not the ultimate goal.

“Majorettes used to be one of the big sporting events in our town, but now we only see the learners doing it at school funerals. They don’t have that special day anymore to show their talents. We want to bring that back,” he said.

Dlamini said they hoped to see the event grow to district level

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