‘Bakood Musiko’ battle of marching band returns

September 22, 2022 Dennis Abrina 131 views

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – The clash of creativity is back on the field as the “Grandest Marching Band Street Parade and Field Show” competition in the country will be back on the street on Sunday, September 25, 2022, as the Bacoor City local government holds their “Musiko Festival 2022” through City Tourism Office here.

The town’s General Evangelista Road from Barangay Talaba to Barangay Mabolo is closed to vehicles as numerous bands will parade on the street, and a field show competition will be held at the Bacoor Elementary School Oval in Barangay Alima in the afternoon.

A P30,000 cash prize and a trophy are at stake for the “Champion of Street Parade”; P20,000 cash prize and trophy for the 2nd place; and P10,000 cash prize for the 3rd place.

The champion of the field show competition will take home a P50,000 cash prize and trophy; P30,000 for the 2nd place; and P20,000 for the 3rd place.

The best drum major, winds, percussion, uniform, and color guard will receive P3,000 cash each.

The said celebration highlights the 351st founding anniversary of Bacoor City, which was established on September 28, 1671.

Competing bands are Lumanug Band of Betis, Guagua, Pampanga; St. Jude Band, Primero 1 Band of Maragondon, Cavite; and St. Mary Magdalene Band of Kawit, Cavite.

Also Sta. Cruz Band of Tanza, Cavite; St. Joseph Band of Bailen, Cavite; and Banda 4 of Lucban, Quezon – will perform with respective themes in street and field competitions.

The city of Bacoor was declared the “Marching Band Capital of the Philippines” through Proclamation no. 939 of former President Rodrigo Duterte in celebration of its rich musical heritage and for being the birthplace of the oldest living marching bands in the country.

Bacoor Musiko Festival started in 2011. It leaves a lasting impact on the community as it gives significance to local history, traditions, products, and services.