GCM all schools

Throughout September and October, we were busy with our campus roadshow dubbed the Grow Cebu Music School Tour in partnership with Create Cebu  and supported by Mactan Cebu International Airport and in cooperation with Havaianas Philippines.

The schools we visited were Southwestern University – PHINMA, Cebu Institute of Technology-University, Maria Montessori International School, University of Cebu-Banilad, University of San Jose-Recoletos, and St. Theresa’s College.

 

Southwestern University-PHINMA

Southwestern University-PHINMA

Cebu Institute of Technology-University

Cebu Institute of Technology-University

Maria Montessori International School

Maria Montessori International School

University of Cebu-Banilad

University of Cebu-Banilad

University of San Jose-Recoletos

University of San Jose-Recoletos

St. Theresa’s College

St. Theresa’s College

We had our very own GrowBot, designed by The Backbone Company who accompanied us along this trip.

GrowBot designed by The Backbone Company

GrowBot designed by The Backbone Company

The school tour was brought to life by music advocate Paulo Varela, who was substituted by the wonderful Janna J Ingan once during the University of Cebu-Banilad run.

Paulo Varela

Paulo Varela

Janna J Ingan

Janna J Ingan

22 Tango Records COO Cattski Espina explained that the main objective of the school tour was to educate and inspire the audience to listen more to homegrown music and even include them in your Spotify playlists.

22 Tango Records CEO Cattski Espina

22 Tango Records CEO Cattski Espina

Music influencers Bomba Press founder Dexter Sy and Kadasig founder Jude Gitamondoc talked about the why behind their organizations, and what they’re doing to help the music community.

Bomba Press Founder Dexter Sy

Bomba Press Founder Dexter Sy

Kadasig Founder Jude Gitamondoc

Kadasig Founder Jude Gitamondoc

Testimonials by music advocates like Honeydrop and Hey, It’s Your Birthday manager Trena Guerrero and photographer Zach Aldave showed the students that it’s possible to contribute to the music community even if they are not musicians or singer-songwriters.

Honeydrop and Hey, It’s Your Birthday manager Trena Guerrero

Honeydrop and Hey, It’s Your Birthday manager Trena Guerrero

Photographer Zach Aldave

Photographer Zach Aldave

Artists Vincent Eco, Lourdes Maglinte, Mary Anchit, Clarence Mongado of Missing Filemon, Wonggoys, Jerika Teodorico, Honeydrop, David Wilde, Luis Quibranza III of Bethany, and Mandaue Nights shared their experiences being musicians and artists in Cebu, and treated the students to a performance.

Vincent Eco in St. Theresa's College

Vincent Eco in St. Theresa’s College

Lourdes Maglinte with Luigi Balazo in Southwestern University – PHINMA

Lourdes Maglinte with Luigi Balazo in Southwestern University – PHINMA

Clarence Mongado and Mary Anchit in the University of Cebu-Banilad

Clarence Mongado and Mary Anchit in the University of Cebu-Banilad

The Wonggoys in Maria Montessori International School

The Wonggoys in Maria Montessori International School

Jerika Teodorico and Debb Acebu of Honeydrop in Cebu Institute of Technology-University

Jerika Teodorico and Debb Acebu of Honeydrop in Cebu Institute of Technology-University

David Wilde in the University of San Jose-Recoletos

David Wilde in the University of San Jose-Recoletos

Luis Quibranza III of Bethany in Maria Montessori International School

Luis Quibranza III of Bethany in Maria Montessori International School

Mandaue Nights at Southwestern University-PHINMA

Mandaue Nights at Southwestern University-PHINMA

The school tour culminated with DemoCrazy Live last October 21 at A Space. It’s an open mic with a twist, where aspiring (or experienced) singer-songwriters can share their original songs in their rawest form.

All of this is a prelude to the Grow Cebu Music Summit, a day-long celebration of our homegrown talents and community, happening on January 13, 2018. Details soon!

As long as we are alive and we’re given the opportunity to do our part, we will continue driving our purpose of building a sustainable music community towards fulfillment.

A big thank you to our partners: Mactan Cebu International Airport, Havaianas, Handuraw Pizza, Efficascent, Chameleon Concepts, The Backbone Company, Kadasig, Room Eleven Recording Studio, Bomba Press, A SPACE Cebu, Sonder Films, and Indie Cebu.

 

Authored by Micah Almazan

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