I personally think that this is a highly-energized youth event that should be better publicized and deserved more crowd and attention than it is now. It was scheduled to be held at IKBN, but was later changed to Boulevard Shopping Complex. Perhaps to save time and distance?

The S.O.X. All-Stars Drum & Dance 2010 attracted more than 8,400 audiences during the finale at National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur last year! We’ve seen how exciting it was but you will have to prepare yourselves for the extravaganza that is S.O.X. All-Stars Drum & Dance 2011!

7 schools from Sarawak and Sabah compete for the final 4 spots in this year’s S.O.X. Drum and Dance competition in East Malaysia. From Miri, we have SMK St. Columba, Riam Road Middle School, SMK Chung Hua, SMK Lutong, and SMK St. Joseph. From Kuching, SMK Green Road, and from Sabah, SMK Shan Tao.

Lucrative prizes awaits them in the finals at The Curve, Kuala Lumpur.

RM100,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won this year and this is how the prizes line-up…

1st place – RM 7,000.00 & trophy
2nd place – RM 5,000.00 & trophy
3rd place – RM 3,000.00 & trophy
Most Popular Team – RM 1,000.00
Best uniform – RM 1,500.00
Best Showmanship – RM 1,500.

Ean from Hitz.fm was here to do TV interviews on the participants. Apart from screaming at their school band, young fans are screaming at Ean too! He’s such a magnet!

Alright, making sure that everything is good to go, we have the…

Instruments ready…

Helmets ready…

Stage is ready…

and most importantly, the fans are also ready!

and we’re ready to rumble!!!

Some funny, improvised move pulled off by the SMK Lutong team.

The crowd went wild when Ean went on the stage. But the microphone was unforgiving during his short 1 minute speech on the stage.

Waiting for their turn to do battle.

Ms. Brenda from SMK Chung Hua posing for the camera there.

SMK Chung Hua was the rightful winner of the automatic qualification spot to Kuala Lumpur for the finals.

One of the SMK Chung Hua team members.

Girls from the SMK Green Road Kuching team.

Teams battling it out for the final 3 spots to Kuala Lumpur.

SOX crew making sure everything is going smoothly according to schedule.

Waiting for their turn to do battle.

Two teams battling it out in a fierce atmosphere.

“What? You wanna fight issit?” Looks more like England vs. Scotland there with their uniforms…

Team photos with their Certificate of Participation, presented by Mr. Choo, Regional Manager of Celcom for Sabah and Sarawak.

SMK Chung Hua Team were the automatic qualifier in the preliminary round and therefore, no battle was needed. But their wish to show-off their battle play was granted, much to the delight of the crowd.

From their performance, I think they’re one of the favorites to win the competition, and just look at their outfit, they’ve already got a hand on the Best Uniform award, that’s for sure!

Enjoy the video!