City bares winners in ‘Battle of the Bands’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 April 2011 15:47

The city-government sponsored Battle of the Bands dubbed “El Encuentro de Chabacano Banda Musical- Añ0 6 held at the Paseo del Mar, April 27 was a huge success.

Forming part of the 2011 Summer Festival, the Battle of the Bands was participated by 10 groups mostly composed of young students.

The over 3-hour competition yielded the following results: 1st placer with a cash prize of P5,000 was Agua Dulce Band; second placer with P3,000 cash prize was Arts and Rhythms while Flexion Band landed third with  a cash prize of P2,000.

Aside from garnering the first place, Agua Dulce Band also hauled all special prizes: best vocalist (Joarah Rico); best lead guitarist (Ryan Saavedra) and best drummer (Shinmar Sobrepeña.

Now on its 6th year, the Battle of the Bands was organized by the City government through the City Tourism Division under the Office of the Mayor and forms part of this year’s fun-filled Summer Festival.
Criteria for judging were musicality- 60 percent, technique and accuracy- 30 percent and stage presence and audience impact- 10 percent.

Musicality referred to the overall sound quality of the group which includes technical instruments and vocal sounds as well as the content of the composed song, its significance to the city and the tune of the composition. Technique and accuracy referred to the difficulty of the piece selected and how the group rendered the song including timing and clarity of the material presented while stage presence and audience impact pertained to the overall appearance, performance, presentation and acceptance of the audience to the group. — Sheila Covarrubias