What to do if you’ve been to numerous concerts and exhibitions across Hong Kong? You try something different. That’s what we did – we went to see the Hong Kong Marching Band Contest this Saturday (Dec 27) at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.
This might not be your usual cup of tea, but it is quite an interesting experience – it’s an afternoon of kids and teenagers playing in a marching band and with a couple of cheerleaders (or dancers) to accompany them.
For prices from 40 HKD onwards it is a cheap and cheerful entertainment – especially on a day with light drizzle, as it happened to be this Saturday and Sunday. Only downside was that the masters of ceremony only spoke in Cantonese, so we did have to guess what they were announcing!
Of course, the teams that won the public vote were the youngsters – the tiny kids that seemed too small to actually walk and play the drum at the same time. It was impressive to watch, they had practised so hard and were all in sync! I would not have been able to do this, not at their age and not at my age today!