July 27, 2011

Marching show bands parade in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

The opening ceremony of the World Championship Marching Show Bands 2011 (WCMSB)
at Jalan Bukit Bintang on Monday 25th July 2011 saw eleven bands taking part in the street parade with band members performing lively music, waving flags and dancing on the street to the enjoyment of guests and tourists.

The four-day competition from July 27 – 30 at the KL Football Stadium in Cheras will see a total of 30 marching bands from eight countries competing for the coveted title of “World Champion”.

Twelve Malaysian bands will also compete for the National Level Championship.

The WCMSB is an annual event by the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB).

Malaysia is hosting the largest marching show band competition in the world for the first time after winning the bid to host the 2011 World Championship at the WAMSB delegates conference held in Chicago, USA in November 2009.

Thanks to Joel Lee for contributing some photos to this post.

Check out below the pictures of the street parade.

Victoria Institution Cadet Corps Band, Kuala Lumpur.

Xili Primary School Juvenile Band, China.

Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band,

Pic by Joel Lee

Eroh Dahana Putra Drum Corps, Indonesia.

Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) Marching Band,
Ipoh, Perak.
Mladeznicky Dechovy Orchestr (MDO) or The Youth Wind
Orchestra of The Music, Cheb, Czech Republic.

MDO performing choreographed dance moves to upbeat and
lively music from the band.
Divine Land Marching Band, Malaysia

Suphanburi Marching Band, Thailand.

Calgary Stetson Show Band, Canada.

Chien Kuo High School Marching Band, Taiwan.

Supporters wave the Taiwan flags as Chien Kuo High School
Marching Band from Taiwan marched into Jalan Bukit Bintang.

Batteryheadz Percussion, Kuala Lumpur.

Robert Eklund, president and CEO of World Association of Marching
Show Bands International (WAMSB) beats the drum to signify the
launch of WCMSB 2011.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Bandaraya KL) director of sport, culture
and youth Dato’ Muhammad Sidek Khalid beating a drum to

signify the launch of WCMSB 2011.

Tengku Naufal Tengku Mansor, chairman of Present
Malaysia Productions, the event organiser, beating a
drum to signify the launch of WCMSB 2011.

(From left) Dr Tengku Naufal Tengku Mansor, Nazri Baharu
Zaman, Dato' Muhammad Sidek Khalid, Robert Eklund, 
Jimmy Wong and an official of WAMSB. 

Members of Eroh Dahana Putra Drum Corps from Indonesia pose
for the camera.
Pic by Joel Lee

A staff of Present Malaysia Productions flashes
her smile and the victory sign.
Pic by Joel Lee


  1. tq for posting good comments bout wcmsb 2011.....u are very good and kind....tq again for supporting our prestigious event.

    Sincerely from Organising Committee of WCSMB 2011....

    See you in KLWMBC 2012....A fresh new look.

  2. hi, i think you people did a great job, make the country proud.