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FULL HOUSE CROWD AT US SEVENTH FLEET BAND FAR EAST EDITION CONCERT

24 May 2018 - The collaboration between the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah (SPArKS) and the US Embassy KL last night was once again a success. Featuring the US Seventh Fleet Navy Band Far East Edition this time around, the concert drew a full house at Sabah's branch of the Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara Auditorium.

Over 600 people attended the 80 minutes long concert where the Navy Band performed numerous hits from the past and present. They closed the concert with Bruno Mars' 24K Magic and got everyone at the auditorium dancing at their seat. 

SPArKS president Mr. Arthur E. Lee said after the concert, "it's one of those once in a blue moon opportunity where we are able to fulfill one of our society's mission of creating awareness to the people of Kota Kinabalu by bringing an international act over and show them the value of the performing arts industry".

The concert was also attended by representatives of the US Embassy Kuala Lumpur as well as the Director General of JKKN, Tan Sri Norliza Rofli. Lee also said that Tan Sri Norliza has suggested that SPArKS and JKKN should collaborate on a contemporary performing arts project in the near future.