The Fifth Derivative of College of Engineering (CEng) hailed at the recently concluded Battle of the Bands as they performed the hit song “Babaero” by Randy Santiago and “Tayo’y Mga Pinoy” by Heber Bartolome, MSEUF Gymnasium, Feb 20.
The same band also won the best vocalist and best lead guitar awards.
The band didn’t expect the result of the contest and shared that their preparation for the competition was really tough because of their work in academics and organization in school.
“Not expecting kase pauwi na talaga kami tapos nung sinabi kung sino yung nanalo natuwa kami. Tapos yung preparation namin ay napakahassle gawa ng aming exams, plates at yung mga activities namin sa (Mechanical Engineering) ME lab.” said by the lead guitarist and vocalist Charles Harry Masiglat, ” Nakakatuwa lang at sulit na sulit ang aming practice kahit mga anim na beses lang siguro yun”
The band also didn’t expect the overwhelming support of the people and they were the most awaited band to perform during the interview of the hosts of the event to the audience that night.
“Di rin namin inexpect yung suporta ng mga tao dahil hindi naman talaga kami kilala sa school. Unexpected talaga at dahil dun lumakas ang aming loob na galingan pa lalo magperform,” Masiglat added.
Meanwhile, the last band that performed Yawasac of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) earned the second place, best bass guitar and best drummer awards.
Yawasac performed the rock songs Tensionado by Soupdish and Super Proxy by Eraserheads.
The crowd favorite Bandaritas of College of Education (CEd) got the third place and rocked the crowd with their songs Hallelujah by Bamboo and Mama Knows Best by Jessie J.
Other winners of special awards were Hello World of College of Computing Multimedia Studies (CCMS) in best pianist and Irregular of College of Architecture and Fine Arts (CAFA) in best violinist.