Thursday, January 19, 2012

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16 schools vie in 2012 Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika contest

Sixteen elementary and secondary schools will compete in the Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika of this year’s Dinagyang Festival, which has been cited as the country’s best tourism event.

The Drum and Bugle Corp competition will be held Jan. 20, ushering in the festival highlights – the 1st Regional Kasadyahan Cultural Competition on Jan. 21 and ati-ati Competition on Jan. 22.

City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Nelly Valerio, Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika Committee Chairman said 13 elementary schools and three secondary schools have confirmed their participation in the competition.

Of the 13 participating elementary schools, five are from the Iloilo province and eight from Iloilo City.

The five schools from Iloilo province are:

  • Alimodian Central Elementary School
  • Alibango Elementary School
  • Dingle Central Elementary School
  • Mina Central Elementary School, and
  • Guimbal Central Elementary School.

The eight city schools are:
  • Iloilo Central Elementary School
  • Rizal Elementary School
  • A. Montes I Elementary School
  • La Paz I Elementary School
  • Jaro II Elementary School
  • Mandurriao Elementary School
  • I. Arroyo Elementary School, and
  • Arevalo Elementary School.

The three competing schools in the secondary level are:
  • Dingle National High School
  • Mina National High School, and
  • Ramon Avancena National High School.

Contestants are required to perform two pieces, an Ilonggo Folksong and a free choice of medley composition during the competition.

They will be judged on drill formation (40 percent) and music (60 percent) during their performance at the Freedom Grandstand which will start at 8 a.m.Valerio said in a broadcast interview that first place will get P25,000; second place – P20,000; and third place – P15,000; and consolation prizes of P5,000 each.

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