The Western Music Society (WMS) is a very active society of LSR. Specializing in acapella music, we cover several genres of music, from jazz to pop, R&B, soul and many others. Our in-house team is active in all college functions, participating in full zeal. Outside of college, WMS strives to participate in inter-college competitions. We also encourage students to participate in workshops to increase their musical knowledge and expand not just as a choir but as individual musicians as well.
President: Megha Lama
Secretary: Maulshree Kumar
Treasurer: Imlikokla Kichu
Staff Advisors : Mr. NgangomMaheshkanta Singh, Ms. Wafa Hamid
Society Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
On Independence Day over 35 students (both in-house and core members) sang ‘Bottom of your soul’ by Toto, accompanied on the djembe by Devanshi from the Instrumentalists’ group. The performance was widely appreciated.
The Teacher’s Day celebrations saw the society collaborating with the Elocution society. A medley of a couple of popular songs were interspersed and connected by the Elocution society to express love and gratitude to the faculty.
The society participated with total enthusiasm for the North-East Festival. Two Naga songs of different dialects and a Mizo song were arranged in an acapella style by the team. Some of the students of the society also collaborated with the Dramatics society in their ‘body installation’ depicting the various nuances of oppression and freedom and gave the background score to these installations adding to the impact of the whole piece.
The society collaborated with the Quiz Society to organise a Quiz based on World Music. The questions had audio-visual cues and ranged from old classical pieces to the very latest of music. Anna Charenamei from the History Department stood first in the Quiz. The society performed for the Australian Delegation and gave an energetic performance for the opening ceremony of the Dr. Bharat Ram Sports Meet.
‘River’, a Delhi based Trio was invited to perform at the pre-TARANG Acoustic Night organised in the New Common Room. The Trio consisted of Abhilasha Sinha, Kamakshi Khanna and Tarana Marwah. UtkarshVerma accompanied the trio on the guitar. Both Abhilasha Sinha and Kamakshi Khanna were former Presidents of the Music Society of LSR whereas Tarana Marwah was the former President of the Music Society of Sri Venkateswara College. Their music captivated the audience who thoroughly enjoyed their covers and originals. Their cover of Saathiya as an acapella was memorable.
The society organised a Solo and Trio Singing Competition on the first day of TARANG. Entries for the online prelim round saw students from across India participating along with students from Delhi University and other colleges of the NCR.
The WMS organised the ‘Battle of Bands’ competition. Seven bands were shortlisted for the event which was covered by various media representatives, such as Hindustan Times, DU Beat etc.
The WMS organised an acapella event ‘Pitch Please’ on the last day of ‘Hysteria’. Twenty colleges in and around Delhi participated in the same. A special performance by our judges, ‘Nouveau’ a Delhi-based Acapella group was also held at the end of the event.
The achievements of the society over the years have been outstanding in The Delhi University and in outstations fests like BITS Pilani as well. The society had swept away the winning prize for all the 12 consecutive times in the year 2014 - 15 and this year as well the performance was remarkable! They are the leading western music society in the Delhi University and have also performed outside college at various platforms and events.