Sunday, April 06, 2008


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FEU celebrates jazz fest


posted by Señor Enrique at 12:51 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like brass bands and the music they make that often when I was a child, It would be one very exciting moment for me to see and hear the gregarious band pass by in a street parade.

I once auditioned in our college band about a decade ago but got no luck in it. Can't seem to blow into a horn instrument so properly and all I've gotten then was horrendous saliva that got stuck in the instrument if one wouldn't really know how to blow into it.

April 06, 2008 4:22 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I got to enjoy the music by John Philip Sousa as well as those by other composers, Major Tom, on account of my father having a collection of which. He'd often play them on weekends; thus, marching music also became a soundtrack of my growing up years.

Anyway, I was very much astonished when the FEU Band didn't play any marching music during this afternoon of jazz music. Instead, they played an enchanting repertoire of rhythm & blues. Their rendition, simply put, was superb!

Later on I found out that the FEU Band is one of the leading and award-winning drum and bugle bands in the country. These guys are really a talented bunch!

April 06, 2008 6:39 PM  

Blogger nutart said...

wow! I could hear them now... :-)
Nice set of photos, Eric! I can see from the shining brass instruments, the impeccable uniforms and neat looks of these players (as well as from your praises) that they have been well trained indeed! Kudos to their band leader as well!

April 06, 2008 10:17 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Mar Togado is its band director, Bernadette. He is the man behind the great success now being enjoyed by the FEU Band.

I will post more entries on this band and Mar Togado because I plan to attend some of its Manila area competitions in the near future.

Incidentally, I was told that all band members (both high school & college levels) receive full scholarship, which I think is a fun way of attending achool; not to mention that FEU isn't bad at all. My father and a brother were graduates of which.

Thanks, Bernadette, glad you like the pics!

April 07, 2008 6:13 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

I can almost hear the music ! ;-)

April 07, 2008 9:02 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

We should cover this band's future competitive performance, Sidney. It should be lots of fun :)

April 07, 2008 9:45 AM  

Blogger Panaderos said...

My father spent a couple of years in college at FEU and I took my CPA exams in one of FEU's college buildings. Thus, anything related to that school has some sentimental value with me. I'm glad for FEU that they have one of the country's best brass bands. This was a very good school back in the day and I'm glad that it's working its way back to prominence.

April 07, 2008 9:50 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

FEU is also know for having the finest art deco complex in Asia, Panaderos.

Check out this feature:

April 07, 2008 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting photos! I've always liked Jazz bands; soothing and rhythmic.


April 07, 2008 10:00 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You and me both, Kyels :)

April 08, 2008 7:14 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

I knew I'm going to miss this. Thanks for sharing these photo shoots of the FEU DBC, it makes me feel right there. I forgot to mention, their former band leader was a childhood friend of my brother when we were still in San Juan, Rizal. And during my stints in FEU, I was really impressed with their performances.
They really look good now since their old uniforms used to be the Boy Scout uniforms, well, they started as FEU Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps. I hope of more success on their future.

April 25, 2008 10:34 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wow! Another case of six degrees of separation we have here, Reyd!

Indeed a very talented band and I hope to see more of their performances during the next school year :)

Their current band director is also a talented and dedicated man.

April 26, 2008 6:53 AM  

Blogger jcarlo said...

Hello !! just want to inform everybody that our very own FEU Drum and Bugle Band had won 2nd place in the National Drum and Bugle Competition last Sunday, April 19,2009 it was held @ Quirino Grandstand.. they were crowd's favorite what a great show but they were overpowered by the 170 members of University of Luzon... the competition will be aired at channel 13 on April 25, Saturday around 8-10pm.. dont fail to watch!!! Congratulations to our FEU Band!!

April 21, 2009 12:45 AM  

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