Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nescafe Soundskool Grand Finals Tonight!

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool, the country’s most anticipated inter-collegiate band competition on its fifth year will hold its Grand Finals Night tonight at the Ninoy Aquino Sports Stadium. Thirteen of the best college bands from across the Philippines will be performing against one another and alongside some of the best Pinoy music acts.

The 13 bands will be competing for the PhP250,000 cash prize, an exclusive record label deal with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines and PhP100,000 worth of music equipment for the school they represent
The 13 college bands that bested out the hundreds this year are: Little School House (Ateneo de Cagayan – Xavier University), Eevee (Philippine Women’s University – Davao), Disco…Disco…Disco (St. Michael’s College – Iligan City), Lady Suzette (AMA – Tacloban), Sundae Special (Iloilo Doctors College), 3 Hours and 10 (University of the Visayas – Cebu), Iktuz (Colegio de San Juan De Letran Calamba - Calamba Laguna), Mixed Tape (Lyceum - St. Cabrini College of Allied Medicine – Batangas), In Descent (University of Perpetual Help Laguna – Binan Laguna), Nameless Heroes (Mapua Institute of Technology - Makati), Play (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Quezon City), Soltera (AMA - IIT Cubao – Quezon City) and Project (Jose Rizal University).

The NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool finalists will be performing alongside some of the country’s best bands come Grand Finals Night. These include NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool 05 Grand Prize Winners Hilera, 6CycleMind, Pedicab, ItchyWorms, Imago, Sugarfree, Taken By Cars, Urbandub, Spongecola, Paraluman, Callalily, Sandwich and Letter Day Story. “What’s unique and special about NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool is that the competition not only provides opportunities for the next generation of Pinoy musicians to gain stardom. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool helps young bands develop their musical abilities with the Workshops and Mentorship stages of the competition where they get to learn lessons that will help them grow as performers and songwriters,” according to Eileen Rose Bangcoro, NESTLÉ Philippines marketing promotions and events cluster head.
“NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool’s fifth year has proven to be its most exciting so far. We not only found extraordinary talents this year — the competition has never been this close among the finalists. We are really excited at how things would turn out on the Grand Finals Night. Every music fan in the country will indeed have something to look forward to during the event,” Bangcoro added.

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool trawled the country in search of the lucky 13 last October during the Regional Eliminations stage. The top three college bands from Mindanao were announced in front of a full Atrium of the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City last October 3. On October 10, the three college bands that would represent the Visayas were named at the Piazza area of Parkmall in Mandaue City, Cebu. On the other hand, three of Luzon’s finest college bands were awarded last October 17 at the Central Plaza at Eastwood City Libis. And last October 24, bands from the Greater Manila Area (GMA) competed against one another at the Activity Center of Market! Market! in Taguig City for the competition’s four final slots.

This year’s NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool, with the theme “Huwag Na Magtago! Magparamdam Ka Na!” is supported by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Sony Music Entertainment Philippines, Paseo de Bahamas, Rudy Project, Boracay Scuba, Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Ix Chel, La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel and Parkmall in Mandaue City, Cebu.

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