The April festivities in Bataan will not be complete without the Drum and Lyre Competition. As a part of the commemoration of the 74th Araw ng Kagitingan, this year’s competition was held on April 5 , from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Plaza Mayor de Balanga. We would like to acknowledge the presence of Mr. Herbert Vianzon, the vice chairman of Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation Incorporation who gave the welcoming remarks for this year’s drum and lyre competition.

A total of eight drum and lyres from different public schools vied for the top spots . Each band played musical dance pieces of their choice. Donning their colourful and crisp uniforms, children from all over Bataan showed off their skills with their musical instruments. No doubt , the spectators were delighted with the lively rhythmic music that energized the night . The following are the winners of special awards : Most Disciplined Group – Agles Elementary School, Best in Uniform – Samal North Elementary School, and Best Majorettes – Dinalupihan Elementary School.

On the other hand , the winners for the Drum and Lyre Competition are the following : 1st – Agles Elementary School (Mariveles) , 2nd – Dinalupihan Elementary School and 3rd –Samal North Elementary School.The winners received cash prizes, certificates and trophies sponsored by Michrom’s.