Far Eastern University’s Drum and Bugle Corps continues to lead the charge among college marching bands after winning two major awards from international and local competitions.
The FEU DBC’s Brass Line team won 2nd runner-up in the International Jember Open Marching Competition in Indonesia last September 26, 2016. The group competed against 16 Brass Line contenders from Indonesia, China, Thailand, and Malaysia. The FEU DBC Brass Line was the only non-Indonesian band on the winner’s podium. In 2015 , the FEU DBC Drum Line was the first Filipino Drum Line to have won an international competition after it garnered first place in the Drum Line Category.
Meanwhile, the FEU DBC Drumline won the top prize in the Drum Line category of the Philippine Association of Marching Bands Competition in Cavite, which was judged by international adjudicators during the same weekend.
The FEU DBC is one of the most renowned groups in FEU and was organized in the 1930s by FEU founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes. Its purpose is to perform during UAAP season and participate in various festivals. Consistently recognized for its achievements as a performance group, it also trains other school bands.
“The FEU Drum & 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.