The marching band capital of the Philippines, the City of Bacoor has partnered with Winter Guard International (WGI) and the Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC) to bring the first-ever City of Bacoor International Music Championships 2018. The three-day international marching band competition event starting on the 22nd until the 24th of June is a first for the country, putting the Philippines on the map as a champion of the marching band arts.
Offering all three WGI divisions of color guard, percussion ensembles and wind groups, plus AMBC’s , Marching Show Band, Street Parade competitions, Drumline Battle and Brassline Battle, the competition boasts of an extraordinary line up of local and international marching bands with back to back competitions showcasing the best of Bacoor and the rest of the Philippines.
“The local government of Bacoor is more than proud to host the first-ever WGI Philippines as it promises a new level of cultural awareness and an appreciation for the arts for our young Filipinos,” declared the Mayor of Bacoor, Mayor Lani Mercado – Revilla. “We promise to create an unforgettable spectacle for the Philippine marching band community as we bring them closer to their contemporaries from all over the world,” she added.
“We are more than happy and proud to be the champions of the marching band community in the Philippines,” said Congressman Strike Revilla whose vision has now been turned into reality.
The event will be held on June 22 -24 , in multiple venues in the cities of Bacoor, Pasay, and Manila and is part of the observance of the 6th Cityhood Celebration of Bacoor.
International Bands Entry
1. BIG SHELL DRUMLINE
2. SARABUN BRASS THEATER BY SARAWITTAYA
3. TAIPEI YUEHFU DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS
4. ST.JOHN’S INSTITUTION NAVAL CADET
5. MARCHING BAND LISTYA DWIJASWARA
6. JEMBER MARCHING BAND
7. MARCHING BAND PROJO TAMAN SARI
8. MB CITRA DERAP YOGYAKARTA STATE UNIVERSITY
9. CINDERELLA TULUNGAGUNG
10. VANGUARD PEGASUS MARCHING BAND
11. DREAM DRUMLINE
Local Bands Entry
1. CITY OF BACOOR YOUTH COMPOSITE BAND
2. CITIZEN’S BRIGADE BAND OF DASMARIÑAS
3. THE DRAGONS OF THE CABIAO YOUTH CONCERT BAND 88
4. BAND 96 CABIAO
5. BANDA DOS (2) KABATAAN
6. BANDA SAN JOSE
7. FEU DRUMLINE
8. SANDUGO DRUMLINE
9. KERDLC DRUMLINE
10. THE ELITE DRUMMERS OF BANDA KABYAW INC.
11. SANDUGO GUARDLINE
12. SINAG COLOR GUARDS – SICOGU
13. UNITED CENTRAL COLOR GUARDS
14. 4TH RAIDERS COLOR GUARDS
15. FRANCISCO BARZAGA MEMORIAL SCHOOL COLOR GUARDS
16. MOONWALK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COLOR GUARDS
17. LAHING KAYUMANGGI PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (by mDLC)
18. GONZALES ASCUTIA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
19. CRISANTO GUYSAYCO MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
20. PARCEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CENTRAL
21. SINAG PERCUSSION
22. GENTRI WARRIORS DRUM AND LYRE CORPS