Aizawl, the 19th January 2024 : The Ministry of Education in collaboration with Ministry of Defence is organising a National School Band Competition in four categories at an All-India level for Republic Day Celebrations 2024 in New Delhi on the 21st and 22nd January. Government Mizo High School, the winners of the Eastern Zone Competition which was held in December 2023 will be competing in the National Competition in the category of Pipe Band Boys.

State and zonal level competitions have been concluded and the National Level (Final) Performance will be held at National Stadium, New Delhi. Out of 73 schools which participated at the zonal level, four teams qualified from each Zone (Eastern Zone, Western Zone, Southern Zone, Northern Zone) i.e., a total of 16 band teams will participate in the National Level Band Competition at National Stadium, New Delhi. At the National level, the winner teams in each category will be given a cash prize, a trophy, as well as certificates.

The Govt. Mizo High School Pipe Band was established in 2000, and has appeared in many national important days since 2001.Its first appearance was in NCC RDC Delhi in 2007 to march and display in Prime Minister’s Rally, There are a total of 25 boys in the band members and they have won the eastern zonal school band competition in December 2023 . They have been practising for about 8 months for the coming National School Band Competition 2024.

Hundreds of schools have participated every year since 2017 when the competition was introduced. The competition is organized at three levels viz. State/UT level, Zonal level and National level.


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