Dinagyang 2020: 18 schools vie for top honors in drum, lyre tilt

The competition will start at 7:30p.m. at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand on Muelle Loney Street. ILOILO City – Eighteen elementary andsecondary schools from this city and province of Iloilo are competing intoday’s “Tambor, Trumpa, Martsa, Musika” contest, one of the features of theyearly Dinagyang Festival. In the secondary school category,three out of five contestants are from Iloilo province. Each contingent has a maximum of sevenminutes to perform. Photo courtesy of Ian Paul Cordero/PN Last year, the use of additionalinstruments like trumpet to blend the music was among the innovations. Thirteen schools are seeing action inthe elementary school category and five in the secondary school category. Of the 13 schools in competing in theelementary category, four are from Iloilo province. One of the innovations in this year’scompetition is the use of risers (maximum of one meter in height and width),according to Freddie Gallardo of the Department of Education – Division ofIloilo City who is in-charge of the “Tambor, Trumpa, Martsa, Musika.” “Every year gina-change naton angguidelines para mapanami pa gid,” saidGallardo./PN

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