Marching Bands Gave Tremendous Performance at NCCU Sports Day despite Rainy and Overcast Weather
Chunmin Yi (易淳敏) & Yuanling Liang (梁元齡) / Campus Reporter
|President Chow (周行一) gave opening speech at the inauguration ceremony of NCCU 90th Sports Day. Photo credit: Syu, En-jia.|
|Marching bands of Taipei Municipal Jingmei Girls' High School (JMGSH) gave a breathtaking, eyecatching performance. Photo credit: Syu, En-jia.|
|The tight performance of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) kicking off the NCCU 90th Sports Day.Photo credit: Syu, En-jia.|
|Faculties and students participated in the inauguration ceremony in spite of the rain. Photo credit: Syu, En-jia.|
|Students from the Department of Education drew attention with the creative performance. Photo credit: Syu, En-jia.|
NCCU Sports Day of the 90th anniversary took place on May 19. Despite the rainy weather, enthusiasm of all faculties, students and alumni wasn’t dampened. President Chow (周行一) stated that, “It is the effort made by faculties and students that makes NCCU 90th anniversary important and meaningful.” Marching bands of Taipei Municipal Jingmei Girls' High School (JMGSH) and the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) were invited to play at the inauguration ceremony, kicking off the Sports Day with their tremendous performances.
At the opening ceremony, faculties and students made every effort to show their creativity and vigorousness. Students from the Department of Education dressed up as chickens corresponding the Lunar Year of Chicken, while the Office of International Cooperation (OIC) faculties performing with party hats energetically, wishing NCCU a happy birthday. Students from the Department of Lands Economics put on the cheerleader costumes, preparing for the upcoming cheerleader performance. President Chow (周行一) also indicated that NCCU has taken much account of physical education, further forming the NCCU Men’s Basketball Division 1 varsity “雄鷹”. “After reconstructing the gymnasium stadium, the school will build up a sports venue that meets international standard.
Six alumni of NCCU kicked off the ceremony with holding event flag and entering the field. Yang Jen-huang (楊仁煌), graduated 45 years ago from the Department of Ethnology, stated that he felt thrilled seeing the massive event, saying that “sports fields are all of mine!” He recalled having spent most of the time on the sports field and meeting students from different departments, which has contributed to his strong adaptability in multi-fields.
The opening ceremony, inviting marching bands from JMGSH and ROCN. Combining the tradition with contemporary culture, girls from JMGSH performed in yellow school uniform and white indigenous costumes. The ROCN also brought a tight performance and stunned the crowd with difficult rifle tossing skills.
The first competition in the event was the “ball rolling competition”, joined by alumni and high officials altogether. Lin Zuo-yu (林左裕), dean of the Office of General Affairs, won the game and stated that he trains himself by playing tennis and jogging regularly. Lin also explained the tips for this game, which is to do one’s best chasing the rolling, which helped him speed up.
The two-day event also includes the Pauian Basketball Festival, relay race, long jump and cheerleader competition, which will all occur on the sports field of NCCU.