All is set for the 28th Alturas Drum & Bugle Corps Showdown, this coming Saturday, November 21, at the CPG Sports Complex, featuring sixteen of the best and the finest drum and bugle corps in Visayas and Mindanao, with guest celebrities, GMA-7 Starstruck artist Kyle Vergara; Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash 2010 4th Big Winner Devon Seron; Viva Artist Kris Angelica; Acoustic Heartthrob Vince Soriano; and Showtime’s “That’s My Tomboy’ Grand Winner, Epey Herher, plus plus the Mega Crew Dance Battle and HiperActive Entertainment, with a spectacular Fireworks Display in the evening.
Alturas Showdown Project Director, Ariel E. Fullido, said a colorful street parade will wind up from Plaza Rizal to the CPG Sports Complex, starting at 8 AM, followed by an Opening Ceremony at 9 AM, and the Showdown which will begin at 10 AM. Ticket price is only P25 where the gross proceeds will go to Sunshine Home of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of DSWD, Tagbilaran-By-Nite (TBN) of station DYRD, and other poor beneficiaries.
The participating contingents in three categories are Category A – 16-time champion Bohol Island State University (BISU)–Main Campus, Tagbilaran City; 2-time defending champion Davao Blue Eagle Marching Band, Davao City; a first-timer and one of Eastern Visayas’ best and finest drum corps, Naval State University (NSU), Naval, Biliran; and Tres San Miguel, Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte; Category B – Holy Cross Academy-Tubigon, Bohol; defending champion Mayuga Nat’l High School, Guindulman, Bohol; Nahawan Nat’l High School, Clarin, Bohol; and last year’s 2nd Runner-Up Sandingan Nat’l High School, Loon, Bohol; and Category C – first-timer Bagumbayan Elem. School, Pilar, Bohol; last year’s 2nd Runner-Up Bonbon Elem. School, Clarin, Bohol; first-timer Jetafe Central Elementary School; first-timer La Victoria Elem. School, Valencia, Bohol; defending champion Manga Elem. School, Tagb. City; first-timer Mayuga Elem. School, Guindulman, Bohol; first-timer Nahawan Elem. School; Clarin, Bohol; and last year’s 1st Runner-Up Ubay Central Elem. School.
More than a million pesos of cash prizes and allowances are given away in this year’s Showdown. The prizes to be awarded are Category A: Champion, P100,000 plus trophy; 1st Runner-Up, P70,000 plus trophy; 2nd Runner-Up, P50,000 plus trophy; Category B: Champion, P80,000 plus trophy; 1st Runner-Up, P60,000 plus trophy; 2nd Runner-Up, P40,000 plus trophy; Category C: Champion, P80,000 plus trophy; 1st Runner-Up, P60,000 plus trophy; 2nd Runner-Up, P40,000 plus trophy.
A P3,000 plus trophy will also be awarded to the drum corps in each category adjudged as Best in Production Design, Best in Instrumentation, Best in Choreography, and Best in Rhythm and Dynamics. For all categories combined, a cash prize of P1,000 plus trophy is awarded to the Best in Uniform, Best in Discipline, Best in Parade Impact, Best Corps Major, Best Corps Majorette, Darling of the Crowd, Best in Entertainment, Most Colorful Corps, Best in Boholano Ambience, Best in Synchronization, Best in Jingle, and Miss Alturas Showdown.
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