The annual fest of Jesus and Mary College, Montage 2015 began on the 26th of March amidst all the excitement of the ICC World Cup 2015 semi final between India and Australia with a projector screen in the common room. The CR quickly filled up to accommodate enthusiastic fans from among the attendees, students, staff and even college sisters.
The Indian dance society, Nrityanjali, hosted the first event of the day, Adaa, which comprised of two competitions- Solo Classical Dance and Folk dance (group). Apoorva and Rhe Mahajan from Gargi College secured first and second positions at the solo event, while Prathama Gosh from Daulat Ram College coming third from the five teams that participated in the folk dance competition. Teams from Gargi, Sri Venkateswara and Maitreyi landed the top three positions.
On the main stage, the first event was the Western Quartet competition organised by the western music society of Jesus and Mary College. A good number of teams participated and eventually ‘Chords of Conduct’, a cross college team comprising of 4 versatile vocalists won the competition. In second position was awarded to Gargi college. The judge for the event was Stephanie Samuel, who is a trinity drummer, and is the founder as well as the conductor of Wilson College, Mumbai. She is also a singer for Capital City Minstrels.
‘Raag’, The classical singing competition organised by Tarannum, the Indian music society of JMC saw over 28 participants from different colleges such as Kirori Mal College, Miranda House and their next door neighbours Maitreyi College. With peaceful symphonies and rhythm, Raag was one of the toughest competition as the vocalists gave their best, each as good as the other. The judges, faced with a tough decision, finally announced ‘results pending’.