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Y Point Orchestra

 

 

 

The first IITB orchestra has been put up on board by Pune Chapter of IIT Bombay Alumni Association, comprising of over 10 alumni who have transformed their love for music into their own band. The troupe is composed of alumni from way back to 70s to much recent graduates. Adding to it, some members of the Y Point Orchestra are from family of alumni. Holding such large potential talent in the symphony, the “YPO” is all set to launch itself in the Student Alumni Meet 2013, scheduled on 5th-6th October.

The zeal and amazement can be sensed in everybody’s eyes, that along with their busy schedules and commitments, people have come together to perform on stage. Through this event, not only the alumni chapter grows stronger than before but it is intensely inspiring and motivating for the students, by being exemplary that even after graduating from our alma-mater, one can carry and make things count that one do in college as a hobby.  

The orchestra is rich with diversity with splendid performers, holding Saxophone, Guitars, Accordion, Tabla, Bongo, Flute and you name it.

 

The members are:

 

Name of the Alumnus

Batch

Orchestra Role

Department

Hostel

Jaideep Deodhar

1994

Guitar

Chemical Engineering

9

Dr. Anant Mahale

1987

Singer and peripheral rhythm

Chemical Engineering

3

Achala Chande-Danait

1992

Vocals

Chemistry

10

Mrs. Sandhya Sakhardande (Mr. Yashwant Sakhardande)

1980

Singer

Mechanical

8

Ajay Bhagwat

80-85

Accordion, Keyboard, side rhythm

Electrical

3

Deepak Thite

1996

Tabla

Thermal & Fluids Engineering

5

Nandu Kulkarni

1974

Singer and Bongo

Electrical

3

Anil Karmarkar

1974

Saxophone and Flute

Metallurgy

3

Ashish Belagali

1992

Singer

Chemical Engineering

6

Shrikant . V. Joshi

1981-1983  Singer   Chemical Engineering  6

Vishakha Bhedasgaonkar (Mr. Bhalchandra Bhedasgaonkar's daughter)

1977

Singer

Civil

6

Rawindra Mehendaley

1975-80

Vocalist

Electrical Engineering

8



 

Here is what Mr Nandu Kulkarni had to say on the same:

 

“What do people who have spent the better part of their waking hours in their IIT days jamming

to music do thirty years after passing out? They form an orchestra, of course. And what better

name for the orchestra than “Y-Point”, of which everybody who has spent the best years of

their lives in that unique place called IITB, have nothing but fond memories.

And so it came about that a few IITB alumni in Pune decided to find time from their work

schedules to get together once a week and have some fun reliving old times. And as we began

enjoying it more and more, we said what the heck, why not form an orchestra! There is a fairly

popular doctor’s orchestra in Pune that does charity events a couple of times a year. So with all

the musical talent among the alumni, we said let’s beat the docs at it.

And what better place to launch the Y-Point Orchestra to show off the alumni musical talent

than the IITB campus at the student-alumni meet?”

 

You can witness the live launch of Y Point Orchestra by joining the musical evening on 5th October 2013 in PCSA Auditorium. Let your love for music and IIT Bombay help you drive through the main gate of institute to the venue. 

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