On Feb. 13, the quest for a musical journey began for some Envergans while celebrating the 71st founding anniversary of the University. People gathered inside the University gymnasium to witness the spectacular performance of talented Envergan musical bands.
The venue filled with colorful lights and lively music became the springboard of the local talents. The performance line up started with the Rubber Band that showcased its extreme talent by performing Adele’s Rolling in the Deep with a twist. They did KZ Tandingan’s rendition which she performed in Singer 2018.
Sabihin Mo Na by Top Suzara gave chills to the spectators. College of Engineering’s pride, Not Another Boy Band, immediately played a spectacular cover of Death of a Bachelor and Bohemian Rhapsody version of the American rock band, Panic at the Disco.
Contemporary feel characterized the traditional battle of the bands. The night was just heating up when the third band, College of Arts and Science’s Casaway, hit the stage with a heartfelt performance of Hindi na Tayo Tulad ng Dati originally by Mayonnaise and Burnout by Sugarfree leaving the audience with a nostalgic feeling.
Band G-SAUCE performed their intermission number in between.
Following that amazing performance, the four remaining bands staged their skills starting from the College of Maritime Education’s version of Ogie Alcasid’s Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang? and Nexxus’ I’ll Never Go. The audience swooned as the band perfectly captured the echo of every heartbeat in sync with all the right feelings.
Right after the amazing duet from the CME was the Fifth Derivative from the College of Engineering which caught everyone’s attention due to their magnificent harmony and impeccable skills in various instruments highlighting the renditions of Bakit which was originally sang by Mayonnaise and Elesi by Rivermaya.
The next band to step on stage was EphiG led by two fantastic vocalists who performed Anak by Freddie Aguilar and Queen of the Night by Whitney Houston. Last but not the least was the Musiko Y Lyrico from the College of Education.
After a magnificent exhibition of vocal and instrumental skills, the EphiG ended taking home the title of this year’s Battle of the Bands championship followed by Fifth Derivative in second place and the Casaway in third place.
The night ended late but the heart of each listener kept begging for more. Each band demonstrated its own strengths that helped showcase great musicality. To continue performing is the hope of every budding Envergan band for their welcoming Envergan audience.
To put all the bands together again in one venue remains a high note in the recently concluded band competition at the University gymnasium.