Meridian International College (MINT College) hit the right note with a musical movie-themed party for the students at the Blue Leaf Pavilion last September 6. The event featured various acts by students from different programs and organizations.
MINT Riffs made the crowd go ‘Mamma Mia!’ as they began the night with a flawless medley of title songs from famous musicals. After their engaging set, Syd Hartha, together with fellow MINT MBM students, performed as a band and played familiar OPM classics and her own original song, “Tila Tala.”
Then, MINT’s own music label, Herbabuena, introduced “BanDi” (Band out of Diversity), a band made up of musical talents from different programs. They invited everyone from their seats to join them in front to sing and dance to their set, made up of famous decade-music tunes, such as Ceelo Green’s “Forget You” and more. They ended their stage with a catchy original song by Elise Huang, also a MINT MBM student.
MINT freshmen Pauline Cueto and King Gonzales tamed the sudden buzz with nostalgia as they sang a duet of Disney music favorites. Cheenee Gonzales, a senior MINT MBM student, also performed her original track and favorite songs from the likes of “Annie” and “The Sound of Music.”
Afterwards, MINT Teatro took the stage and spiked up the energy once again with their awesome skit. Gab Sadicon, who dressed as “Miguel” from the musical animation, “Coco,” and Kayla Nocum as “Elphaba” from the play, “Wicked,” were crowned Best Dressed this year from a selection of students who braved the spotlight with their scene-stealing fashion.
MINT Variety Crew were the real deal as they delivered sharp and crisp choreography to the tune of upbeat musical stage bops. Keiko Necesario, OPM electro-folk musician, closed the night with her original song.
This year’s MINT acquaintance party was surely one for the books.