DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Apart from being known as the Palm City Capital of the South, Tagum City has earned a new feat, this time, as the Marching Showband Capital of the Philippines.
This comes after the city’s brass band community, the Pambansang Samahan ng mga Banda sa Pilipinas (PASAMBAP) Inc., together with the Philippine Alliance of Marching Showbands Incorporated (PAMSBI) released a joint resolution as the country’s Marching Showband Capital.
Both PASAMBAP and PAMSBI released a resolution stating that the city government activated the program for the development of marching bands.
The resolution also maintains that “the declaration underwent a rigid evaluation and was permitted by a notion and number of votes from the board of trustees of the organizations.”
Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon, on the other hand, has committed to sustain and upgrade the programs and training of the government dedicated to developing brass bands such as “Lingaw sa Tag-Araw” Summer Workshops and semestral Break Music Workshops.
Rellon also confirmed that a grander stage awaits these bands as next year’s Musikahan Festival will be participated by musicians and contenders from all-over the Asean Region. (davaotoday.com)