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Feature: Music rages on Musikahan Festival

by JMD Abangan

Tagum City (24 February) -- The week-long Musikahan sa Tagum went on smoothly as student-participants to the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) are engaged on various competitions in the field of media practice.

On Tuesday, February 23, Musikahan sa Tagum 2010 brought outreach performances to Tagum Public Market and to the city's bus terminal.

Dubbed as Pahalipay, the outreach activity serenaded and brought musical rendition to market-goers and travelers.

The activity was observed by NSPC participants who made it as their photo-journalism session.

The Himig Handog national choral competition was conducted in the afternoon on the same day, that was followed by night performances.

While photo-journalism session was going on, NSPC participants from various schools nationwide, pitted wits on in the field of journalism, covering newswriting, feature and editorial writing, and copyreading and headline writing.

There were also competitions on scriptwriting for radio broadcast (using English medium) and on-line writing.

As NSPC runs on its third day, Wednesday (February 24), participants are preparing for scripting for radio using Filipino medium, radio broadcasting, sports coverage and sports writing, editorial cartooning, and photo layout.

On the same day, NSPC participants will vie for this year's Music Television Video (MTV) competition which is an original song-writing and 10-minute music video contest featuring local tourism destinations.

NSPC will end on February 26, Friday but the Musikahan sa Tagum will go on reverberating the sound of music on Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors will get to see the colorful drum and bugle corps finals at the Open Arena of the new Tagum City Hall at 3:00 p.m., Saturday while the Avenida Musika Brass Band competition will be held, still at the Open Arena, at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Musikahan's closing ceremony dubbed as the Pagpupugay on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will feature the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra together with the RTU Music Makers. (PIA XI) [top]

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