Serrie Winners 2011

Posted on May 05, 2011

Mr Cobus started us off with the introduction to “Gangs of Alcatraz”. We did not know it then but this was to be the beginning of our road to Serrie finals and eventually, to Serrie Wenners 2011.

Tessera Bruk said “We, as first years, were constantly reminded that Boekenhout was a Serrie residence whenever we past the foyer of our building, wherein lay all our achievements. We had won Serrie four times before and if we managed to do win it this year it would be our fifth first place in ten years – a feat which had never been done before. However, the past two years had been tough, we didn’t do so well in 2009 and last year we had had the best show but we were left heartbroken when we received second place. We knew in our hearts we had to win this year – our residence needed this”.

It was not easy (to put it lightly) – practice was two hours every day, from 22:00 to 00:00 – this didn’t include the weekends where we practiced for twelve hours (six hours on Saturday & another six on Sunday). Yep, as you could imagine it was tough – but being tough, as we came to realise, was what it would take to win – especially as last year’s show had “changed Serrie forever”.

Excitement, not nerves, awaited us at the Serrie finals – we had done this before in prelims – going to and performing at every girl’s residence in Tuks (there are 12 girl’s residences at Tuks by the way). We were ready and in the words of Zane,Henk and Sizwe (the three men that put our Serrie together) all we needed to do was “bring it!” And bring it we did. We had accomplished what had never been seen at Tuks – ever, not only had we been in every Serrie final since our debut in Serrie way back in 2001, but we had now won Serrie an unprecedented five times. A feat that will not be matched anytime soon. Boekenhout: Serrie Wenners  2002, 2003, 2005, 2008 & 2011. 

Click on the link below to view the Gangs of Alcatraz.

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