The 4th Dayeg Christian Song Writing Contest, the longest running music competition in the city, will be this coming December 7, 2017 at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. And these are the bands that will be a part in the coming concert (first four bands of the fourteen contestants);
APOSTLEZ CREED BAND
The group started on April 29, 2016 when they joined the 3rd DAYEG music competition as Propeta Band, but with the unavailability of some members they changed it now to Apostlez Creed. The group consist of young pastors, bible college seminarians and pastor’s kids. The song entry “TakusugAngayan” was inspired toacknowledgement God as creator of theuniverse.Members;Ryan Namata on vocals and guitar, Mark Deguilmoon drums, Genesis Benedicto onBass, Joseph Christian Nocillado on lead guitar, Miguel Lumahang onrhythm guitar, Harvey Ian Nocilladoon Keyboards, Renan QuinlogandJirah Mae Nocilladobackup vocals.
TUESDAY’S BREW BAND
The group started as a Praise and Worship Team of a UCCP Church way back in 2015.While having a cup of coffeeand meditating the word of God this Tuesday cell group of young professionals was encouraged to continue creating music and they were inspired to compose their songentry “Dios NgaWalaySama” when they discussed Psalms 100:5 “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations”. Members;Allan C. Bronzal on guitars, Niese Kaye F. Villanueva on piano, Joel Gargar on keys/vocals, Ace Diaz on lead guitars, Michael L. Chan on bass, Seth Roa on Drums, Jose M. Velez Jr. on guitars, Reuben Rommel A. Gaylo on Percussion.
AMONG THE GENTILES
A Pop-Punk Band from Cagayan de Oro City that started in September of 2014. The group started as college students who love music and wanted to use their talent to project love, peace and hope to their fellow students. They were inspired to write their song entry “I’ll Sing For You” by being thankful of how God is faithful their lives and acknowledging the promise of Jesus “My grace is all you need” and “We can do all things through Christ”. Members;SamSalingay on vocals,Maico Castro on guitars/backing vocals,Clark Manrique on bass and Alfie Bret Angelo Rulona on drums.
The MESSIAH BAND
The group formed on 2014 as a fellowship band of Puerto Heritage Faith Miracle Church.Some of the members are already practicing musicians playing on different places in Mindanao, still they have gathered together to be part in the 4th DAYEG with their song entry “HesusIkawLamang”.Members; KerkAcero on lead guitars, Henry Miquiabas on vocals, James Opema on rhythm guitar, Mark Anthony Alubon bass and CrisemBagamaspad on Drums.
The 4th Dayeg is thankful to Shine Him through Saved By Grace Ministry, Solidmark, Limketkai Mall, Silver Glam,Gov. Bambi Emano,Kagay White Water Rafting, Bugsay, Ms. Patricia Sun, South Side Kustomz, Word of Christ Church, Cong. Rolando Uy, Nature Spring, Kawi Fernandez, The New J 103.3 fm, Mindanao Goldstar Daily Newspaper, Bay Radio 105.5 Way Kurat Fm. Tickets are available at Solidmark, Shoplocal, Silverglam and Passage.
(The author is a member of Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and Chairman of Dire Husi Initiatives, Inc. national winner of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization. For comment email at firstname.lastname@example.org)