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 – PHINMACebu Institute of Technology-UniversityMaria Montessori International SchoolUniversity of Cebu-BaniladUniversity 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 EcoLourdes MaglinteMary Anchit, Clarence Mongado of Missing FilemonWonggoysJerika TeodoricoHoneydropDavid 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 AirportHavaianasHanduraw PizzaEfficascentChameleon ConceptsThe Backbone CompanyKadasigRoom Eleven Recording StudioBomba PressA SPACE Cebu, Sonder Films, and Indie Cebu.

 

Authored by Micah Almazan