SJS Band was ranked first with 89.93 points with their Beethoven-inspired drill show entitled “Ode to Joy” in the German Open Championship at the Deutsche Musikfest (German Music Festival), held once every six years. The SJS band was invited to this prestigious music festival, from the 6 to 12 May 2013 in Chemnitz, Germany. The festival was the largest German Music Festival with 30,000 participants and attended by 120,000 visitors from all over Germany, Europe, United States, China and other parts of the world.
The team comprised of students aged between (11) and nineteen (19) years old from the three (3) SJS schools, namely SK St Joseph, SMK St Joseph and St Joseph’s Private School. With an event so huge, CMS generously sponsored RM10,000 for the band members’ windbreakers that bared the CMS logo.