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MGS Band Fundraising Dinner (28 Apr 2018)

Join the Methodist Girls Secondary School Ipoh for a night of fun, frolicking and fabulous dinner featuring performances by the school band, Eximius Regiment Percussion and Guards from UiTM PerakIpoh Saxophones Ensemble and Ipoh Trombone Trio on Saturday, April 28.

To be held at the grand ballroom of Syeun Hotel, it aims to raise about RM40,000 to upgrade its aging musical instruments, many which are beyond repair, and fund its charitable initiative, “Taking It To The Streets”.

The MGS band is in its 54th year of existence. Besides performing for major school functions, the band has also been actively involved in Ipoh’s annual Merdeka celebrations parade. Last year, the band girls added to the festivity of the food and fun fair of the Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah in Bercham.

This year the band is practising hard to fulfil their aspirations to serve the community via “Taking It To The Streets” project which will see the girls performing at aged care homes, among others, to bring joy to the residents and obtaining a vital learning experience in return. It is a multi-faceted initiative to instil social awareness, responsibility, care and understanding within our society. Plus, the girls will learn to take on responsibilities, organise an event, take on leadership and management roles besides cultivating a sense of ownership of their band.

The evening will commence from 6.30pm with pre-dinner drinks and nibbles before moving into the grand ballroom at 7pm sharp for a sumptuous seven-course dinner.

A table of ten is priced at RM1000 while individual tickets are available for RM100 each. Donations can be made by cheque, issued to PIBG SMK (P) METHODIST IPOH with the account number: 100321116667.

For more info, contact Jeyanthy a/p Thangaiah (senior assistant of co-curricular activities) at 012 571 4881 or Sarah Florence (teacher advisor of the band) at 012 434 8512.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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