A fusion of stringed passion

A fusion of stringed passion

The music troupe of BMS College of Engineering is quite popular in the campus. The troupe consists of many professionals and their passion for music is written all over them. The troupe consists of 26 members at present.

The troupe is divided into an Indian music team and a Western music team. The Indian music group comprises 20 members. Professor Geetha from the Electrical Engineering Department is the faculty co-ordinator. Shreyas Bharadwaj from Medical Electronics and Asha are the team co-ordinators, who organise the activities. They are vocal artistes as well and they lead the team, which is a blend of skillful instrumentalists and vocalists.
"We sing 'keertanas', 'bhajans' and 'krithis' to the accompaniment of Indian instruments. Apart from this, we also perform fusion and for that, we use rhythm pads, guitar, keyboard and other Western musical equipment. We have professional singers in our team like Janardhan, Govind, Manasa and Ganga who are the real assets of our team,” says Shreyas.

"We usually practice in the Illuminati room in the campus, which is exclusively meant for extra-curricular activities. The college has provided all the musical instruments necessary for practice. We make use of all the instruments like tabla, flute, veena, dholak, mridanga, rhythm pad and drum," he adds.

The passionate music practitioners have exhibited their talents on various platforms. They have performed at ‘8th Mile’, the annual fest of the RV College of Engineering, VTU fest, BMCRI fest, BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) fest, Pilani in Goa and many more cultural functions. The Western music team came into being this year and comprises six members. Surprisingly, the team has won competitions during DSIT and PESIT fests. The troupe is led by Akash, a second year student in chemical engineering and Rubaina, a second year student in civil engineering.  "The inception of the team was to fill life in just a minute, a fun activity. But, we succeeded in clinch many prizes and appreciation," concludes Rubaina.

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