VIDEO: Sibugay Fest’17 – Surabay National High School wins drum and lyre competition after 8 years
Sublime performances from various participating secondary schools filled the atmosphere of the Sunday with so much exhilaration, and I can’t deny the fact that I was there,despite the hot humid afternoon of the day, cheering for the special girl next to my Mom. You might be asking if who is the lucky girl? Sorry readers, it is purely none of your business (insert peace sign).
Aside from the conventional Agri-Fishery Trade Fair, women competing for prestigious Bb. Sibugay, men establishing authority in games set by the provincial government, Zamboanga Sibugay has also extra-hot event that showcases the creativity of schools in terms of costume, music and choreography, the annual Drum and Lyre Competition.
Saliva- dripping gracefulness
The 19th day of February 2017 was penetrated with saliva- dripping gracefulness of ladies dancing through the rhythm, upbeat sound of drums and xylophones that reminded me of old days when we were performing before hundreds of spectators coming from various corners of the province, yells and cheers from supporters causing me to acquire the lack of power to hear anything, and anxiety that has left performers’ feet trembling.
Watch the jaw-dropping performance of the Surabay National High School
Video is split into two, watch the second video here.
I was sitting next to many individuals who have prepared themselves for the worse state of atmosphere. Just in case you’ll watch next year, be sure to bring any of the following: (a) umbrella, (b) hat, (c) jacket, (d) water, (e) camera (You know, this only happens once a year), (f) pocket WiFi (Remember, we are now living in a digital age and netizens are actually competing who to post first in Facebook).
The Surabay National High School, a secondary school from the town of Roseller Tan Lim, left other strong contenders behind with its robust beat of drums and lyres, and unique coordination of movements. In a short interview with the band mother majorette, Gladys Viadnes recounted how difficult and tiring it was for her to attend the day and night training for this contest. “Hindi pa talaga nagsisink-in ang victory namin. I am really happy knowing that we have surpassed all the trials along the way; umiyak man kame dahil sa pagod ngunit ito ay napalitan naman ng ngiti because of this triumph. The roots may be bitter but definitely not the fruits as it is sweet,” she shared.
Just a quick snap about the champ
It is a first-time win for Surabay National High School after eight (8) long years. As fast as I could remember, it was in year 2009 when the institution gained the glory of victory. “Sobrang nakakaproud due to the fact the we finally added another trophy in the school’s cabinet, not just one trophy but four,” the majorette added.