To warm up for the International Flora Expo, the Taichung Instruments Carnival will be held on 8/18 in Houli Sports Park.
The Cultural Affair Bureau held press conference in Taichung City Hall and invited the “Houli Philharmonic” and the youngest contestant “Ding Ding”, who won the second place of last year’s “Student Jazz Drum Contest”, to perform to get the event started.
Deputy Mayor Ms. Lin stated that the Taichung Instruments Carnival will be upscattered in Houli Sports Park because of the 2018 International Flora Expo. The event will be phenomenal and we will have Jazz Drum, Saxophone and Flute contests. The registration of the contests started from today with the total prize money of 300,000NTD. We hope that all music instruments lovers could grasp this great opportunity.
Deputy Mayor Ms. Lin also said that the finals will be held on 19th and 20th August in Houli Sports Park. There will also be “Children Paper Maze”, “Music Instruments Market” and “Obstacles Challenge” events. We expected everyone to join us.
The director of the Cultural Affair Bureau Mr. Wang pointed out that the Taichung Instruments Carnival was held in Houli Horse Farm in previous years. But since the place was under renovation construction for the International Flora Expo in the last two years, starting from last year, the Taichung Instruments Carnival was moved to Houli Sports Park. The event was upgraded in scale with more playing spaces to emphasize the local industries. This year, the competitions include Jazz Drum, Saxophone and Flute and they were divided into student and college groups. Every year we will discover many great talents after the competition and we believe that these people would enhance the performance of Taichung performing team.
He also said that the theme of 2018 International Flora Expo "listen to the sound of blossom" is based on Ecology, Humanities and Cultural History. Therefore, the theme of the Taichung Instruments Carnival will be “花聲若響”, and he hopes that this could lead the International Flora Expo.
The Cultural Affair Bureau stated that this is the 12th time to hold Taichung Instruments Carnival and Houli will be the main exhibition center for the 2018 International Flora Expo. In order to act in concert with this international event, the Taichung Instruments Carnival would be held in Houli Sports Park on 18th, 19th, 20th August to warm up the the International Flora Expo next year.
This event will combine food market, instrument market and music instruments playing competition. And there will be new “Children Paper Maze” and “Obstacles Challenge” for the International Flora Expo and Houli Instruments knowledge. There will also be Cultural Tour Bus of One-day tour in Houli that allows people to know more about Houli musical culture by touring the manufacturing process of instruments and experiencing Saxophone.
Besides, the Cultural Affair Bureau gave out total prize money of 300,000NTD for the music instrument competition. There will be 6 groups for Jazz Drum, Saxophone and Flute competitions. The prize money went from 5,000 to 40,000NTD for top three winners. The registration started from 7/11 and we welcome all contestants to join the event.
For more information of “2017 Taichung Instruments Carnival -花聲若響”, please visit the official website (http://www.culture.taichung.gov.tw/), ((http://www.taichungsaxophone2017.com.tw/) or call 04-23294088 #22.