Friday, March 18, 2011

Drummies Entertain Crowds

Ntokozo Mahlangu

TUT drummies 2011 were extravagant, nothing less than spectacular as the performers at the the event entertained crowds who filled the Pavilion at Pretoria West campus to its capacity last night, yes! It was the drummies.

First year students dazzled the spectators and adjudicators with their perfectly rehearsed acts to scoop the overall achievement, and Minjonet did just that. They scooped two trophies for the overall performance and ladies category. Minjonet stole the hearts of the crowd and judges with their “Shebeen kings and queens under church garments” theme.

What a majestic masterpiece it was. One could have easily mistaken the event for a grand opening of the soccer world cup. Drummies are certainly TUT’s most extravagant event of the year, the light, music, dance moves, attitudes, costumes, crowd, cameras and, it’s action.

I was really taken by how much talent TUT has, for a moment there I thought those were only students from the Arts campus. We were presented with some great natural talent.

Students and staff came in numbers to support and witness the great work of first years.

Last year’s champions, Polonaise took second place with their Chinese theme. Monitor could not hold back before they were announced as winners against their all time rivals, Lizard and Magalies.

Koledgehof emerged ace in the mixed residences category, beating The Heights, which has won this category consecutively in 2009 and 2010.

This year’s drummies opened for Garankuwa and Soshanguve campuses to make their debut who also gave a stunning performance.

Students showed great talent and unity, which supported the event’s theme of TUT united for the future-“Sihlangene”.

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