By LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Navy Public Affairs Office
Thursday, 02 September 2010
WHO: Marine Drum and Bugle Team
WHAT: Send-off Ceremony
WHEN: 06 September 2010 at 8 AM
WHERE: Parade Grounds, Naval Station Jose Francisco,
Ft Bonifacio, Taguig City
The Philippine Navy led by REAR ADMIRAL DANILO M CORTEZ AFP,
Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy will hold a Send-off
Ceremony for the Marine Drum and Bugle Team (MDBT) on Monday,
06 September 2010 at the Naval Station Jose Francisco Parade
Grounds, Ft Bonifacio, Taguig City. The 32-men MDBT will fly
to South Korea the following day, 07 September to represent
the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the Wonju Tattoo 2010
at Gangwan-Do, South Korea on 08-12 September 2010.
Wonju Tattoo is an international military music festival in
Asia organized by the Ministry of National Defense of South
Korea and is held every year. An integrated performance of
military music bands from 12 countries which includes the
Philippines, South Korea, the United States, Russia, Thailand,
Mexico, Japan, China, and New Zealand will participate this
year. The festival is held at the 5,000-seater Wonju Tattoo
Stadium with the theme: “Harmony Through Music”.
This is the first time that MDBT will represent the Philippines
in an international music scene. During their 40-minute
presentation, MDBT will be performing a medley of songs and
dances that will include the popular Pinoy song “Anak” and the
Korean pop hit “Nobody but you”.
The festival was first organized in the year 2000 and has been
held every year since with bands from foreign armed forces. The
festival showcases more than the musical talents of the
participating countries, but also promotes friendly relations
and harmony among nations of the world and creates awareness and
respect of distinct cultures through music.
BGEN RUSTICO C GUERRERO AFP, Commandant, Philippine Marine
Corps will join the FOIC, PN during the ceremony. MDBT’s
participation in the international music festival, according to
the new Marine Commandant, brings honor to the whole AFP. He adds that
MDBT’s musical talent will erase the notion that the Marines
are only confined in the battlefields engaged in security operations,
but can also be ambassadors of goodwill as MDBT has been for years.
The Band is occasionally invited to perform in local festivals
and events around the country promoting a positive image for the
Marines who can also entertain and bring delight to a wide variety
Friends from the media are invited to cover the said event.
Interested parties may coordinate with CPT JOSE P DINGLASAN
at mobile telephone number 0918-564-9637 for other details.