EUPHONIE

Euphonie, the Western Music Society of Janki Devi Memorial College performs with both a-capella, as well as traditional rock band formats. The society uses different music expressions- everything from folk music, the Blues, Alternative Rock, along with popular Hindi songs, to create a unique sound for their performances.

Orientation Day: Ms. Rini Joshi, B.com (Hons.) III, performed a solo song ‘Little Me ’on the Orientation day to welcome the new batch of 2016 and introduce the society. She was accompanied on the guitar by Mr. Ronojoy Sircar (Dept. of English and Co- Convener, Euphonie).

Auditions: The society held rigorous auditions for its new members in the first week of August, 2016. This was met with enthusiastic participation and 12 new members were selected.

Raahgiri: As part of its social responsibility, Euphonie performed a medley for Pink Raahgiri; a car-free citizens initiative. This particular event held at Connaught Place on the 16th of October, 2016 focused on raising awareness for Breast Cancer.

Symphony 2017: Euphonie participates actively in the cultural programs organized in the college. For the inaugural ceremony, the society performed a medley of ‘Farewell Angelina’, ‘Lay Lady Lay’ and ‘Hallelujah’ as an homage to three great folk artists; Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

The society also hosted competitions under the aegis of the Western Music Society. There was a Solo competition followed by an a-capella competition where prominent colleges from around Delhi University and elsewhere, came to participate in huge numbers. The team from Gargi College took the first position in group singing, followed by Miranda House and IHE in the second and third respectively. In the solo category Madhur Bhardwaj (Trinity College), Yash Jain (Firoze Gandhi College) and Raveena (Janki Devi Memorial College) got the first, second and third positions.

Currently the society is preparing to compete in the cultural festival of various colleges in the University of Delhi. Some of its members are also working with Bardolators; the Shakespeare Society of the College, to add a musical accompaniment to their production.


Western Music started as an event for Symphony, the annual college cultural festival, in 2005 and remained so for another two years. The competition was generally issue/genre based such as Blues/ songs related to the idea of Revolution, etc. Right from the beginning, the event was a great hit and close to 14 colleges would participate in various categories such as solo, duet and group. Well known rock bands such as Them Clones and Parikrama judged the competition. In these initial years, students interested in Western Music were identified. They rehearsed with the help of amateur trainers and very few instruments donated by faculty members. Gradually they began performing not just for inter college fests where they bagged prizes, but for other events within the college. In 2007, the Western Music Society named Euphonie was formed. Thereafter, the students have participated and have won numerous prizes in inter as well as intra musical competitions like BITS Pilani, IIT Delhi, Tempest-Miranda House to name a few.

   Along with participating in the plethora of Western Music competitions in the various colleges/universities in and around Delhi, the members also take special interest in various dramatic performances, in which they participate as active members of ‘Bardolators’, the Shakespeare society of the college with a special focus on the Shakespeare Society of India national competition. The members from Euphonie add a musical element to the Shakespearean proceedings by adapting to choral voices, and musical forms of narratives which take the audience by surprise. Members of Euphonie were also actively engaged in the college production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in 2012, where the play was performed both at college, and at the Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House. This was received with great adulation.