Friday, January 18, 2013

AVM Star Voice Hunt 2012-13

Shaking off the winter sloth, Atmiya Vidya Mandir geared up for a high-voltage Pre-Uttarayan Break event.
As students and teachers were getting overwhelmed with countdown of Uttarayan Break, once again the Art and Music department of Atmiya Vidya Mandir laid a platform to support the budding singers to flourish with their inherent talent of singing. The most enchanting grand finale of AVM Star Voice Hunt was held on 10th January 2013. The sole purpose of this event was to give recognition to the talented singers of the school as well as honing the different intricacies of singing.

This great event was preceded by two elimination rounds. First, there was an Open Audition round in which near around 200 students participated, this strength was remarkable enough to conclude that a large number of students of AVM have inclination towards music. The semi-final round was held among 30 selected students which put only 8 students to contest in grand finale.

At the grand finale, upping the tempo further were singers in the solo singers' category. Geetgauravbhai and Shrimadbhai of Std V enthralled the audience with "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana..." and "Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le" respectively, first runners-up, Kevalbhai sang the melodic "Butterfly Fly Away". The winner, Sarvanamanbhai of grade 7, had a huge round of applause coming his way when he sang "Tujhko jo paya". The audience excitedly shook their heads and soon gasped for breath as Rajbhai Panpaliya of grade 10 sang the most liked “Jee le zara.....”. Surrounded by hair-raising rhythms that only the band members could tell, “There is an appeal in the rawness, it all seems so divine,” said an overjoyed judge Birju Sir.

In this ‘Music Battle,' all performances were planned and organized to create an attempt to capture the spicy yet melodious flavour of singing on stage. The performances of student-singers were largely of the Modern-Jazz & Contemporary forms, with a high quotient of singing skill and grace. Synchronization and rhythm were the key themes of this singing contest as participants sang groovy numbers. From the intense and hard hitting, to the light hearted and tongue-in cheek, turned out to be a grand hit.

“The challenge was to sing fairly well to coordinate with the type of song selected for singing” said Mr. Mayank (Antriksh Band) one of the judges.

Taking the audience through both the old and new numbers there was an ear-splitting response. The day's events drew to a close as Ronak Mistry and Anand Pandya gave a scintillating, energy-filled performance on instrumental music.

The finalists ultimately achieved the following positions:

Group A: Std 1 to 5 
  • Geetgaurav Joshi - First
  • Shrimad G Patel - Second
  • Param Thakor - Third
  • Keval Rohit - Fourth
Group B: Std 6 to 10
  • Sarvanaman B Patel - First
  • Bhavesh Rajpurohit - Second
  • Raj Panpaliya - Third
  • Nirmal Patel - Fourth
Group: Keyboard
  • Anand Pandya - First
  • Ronak Mistry - Second
Judges: Mayank Sir, Vishal Sir, Birju Sir

The event could not have possibly been the way it happened had it not been for the untiring efforts of the music teachers of Atmiya Vidya Mandir: Somnath Sir and Jaimin Sir supported by students of grade 10.

Written by: Yathansh Joshi (Std 7)

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