Far Eastern University’s Drum and Bugle Corps (FEU DBC) continues to lead the charge among college marching bands after winning major awards in two important competitions.
Last September 26, FEU DBC’s Brass Line team placed second in the International Jember Open Marching Competition in Indonesia. The group competed against 16 brass line contenders from China, Thailand, Malaysia and the host country. FEU DBC’s Brass Line team was the only non-Indonesian band on the winners’ podium.
Last month also saw FEU DBC’s Drum Line team claim the top prize in the Drum Line category of the Philippine Association of Marching Bands Competition in Bacoor, Cavite, which was judged by an international panel.
FEU DBC was organized in the 1930s by FEU founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes. Its purpose is to perform during the UAAP season and participate in festivals. Consistently recognized for its achievements as a performance group, it also trains other school bands.
“The FEU Drum and Bugle Corps has come a long way. May it soar to even greater heights,” declares Martin Lopez, director of the President’s Committee on Culture.