Dia de Zambo drum and lyre tilt kicks off today Print
Friday, 23 February 2018 16:23

The upbeat and colorful drum and lyre competition will herald the upcoming celebration of the 81st Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga as competing groups from different schools in the city will take their performance to center stage at the Mayor Vitaliano D. Agan Coliseum this afternoon.

Eight groups will be competing for the top prize of the annual drum and lyre competition which will kick off at 1 PM today. Participants are from junior and senior high schools in Zamboanga City namely the Pasonanca NHS, Arena Blanco NHS, Mercedes NHS, Southcom NHS, ZCHS Main, Southern City Colleges, Universidad de Zamboanga, and San Roque NHS.

The competition is expected to be a colorful extravaganza, with competing teams bringing in drum corps instruments, flags, batons, and riffles in their performance repertoire.

Teams will be judged on general effect (mastery, choreography, coordination), musicality, visual effect, and overall effect.

The grand winner will receive a prize of Php 50,000.00 and a plaque of recognition, while the second and third placers will receive Php 30,000.00 and Php 20,000.00, respectively. Consolation prizes of Php 5,000.00 will also be given to non-winners.

Meanwhile, all is ready for the upcoming Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga main program which will be held on February 26. A grand civic-military parade will officially kick off the day’s celebration at 6 AM, and the main program will be held at City Hall grounds at 8 AM.

February 26 is a special non-working holiday pursuant to Proclamation 412 to allow residents the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the 81st Dia de Zamboanga.

Zamboanga City was formally inaugurated as a chartered city on February 26, 1937, making it one of the oldest chartered cities in the Philippines. It also marks the day when the first set of City officials, led by Mayor Nicasio Valderoza, was sworn into office. (PR)