Nescafe Soundskool 2009

Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool 2009 , Eevee Band

EeveeCongratulations to Eevee Band from Philippine Women’s University – Davao! The grand winner of the Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool 2009 held n Ninoy Aquino Sports Stadium, Manila.

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NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool is an inter-collegiate competition open to young, unsigned bands in the Philippines. From its beginnings as a battle among student bands in the Greater Manila Area in 2005, the competition has become of the country’s most anticipated music events. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool has produced some of the Philippines hottest young bands, including Hilera and Letter Day Story.IMG_6939

This year, NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool is widening its reach to around 400 colleges and universities nationwide. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool sets itself apart from other music competitions because it not only makes participants experience fame — it also provides opportunities that help young artists build on their craft to become better overall performers.

NESCAFÉ strongly believes in young, talented Filipinos. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool has committed itself to discovering the best college bands and helping them become famous. Handa ka na bang sumikat? Log on to for competition guidelines, schedules and updates.

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool, the country’s most anticipated inter-collegiate band competition, capped off its fifth year with its Grand Finals Night  at the Ninoy Aquino Sports Stadium. Thirteen of the best college bands from across the Philippines will be performdc against one another and alongside some of the best Pinoy music acts. The lucky 13  competed for the PhP250,000 cash prize, an exclusive record label deal with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines and PhP100,000 worth of music equipment for the school they represent

IMG_6776The lucky 13 college bands that bested out the hundreds this year are:

  1. Little School House (Ateneo de Cagayan – Xavier University),
  2. Eevee (Philippine Women’s University – Davao),
  3. Disco…Disco…Disco (St. Michael’s College – Iligan City),
  4. Lady Suzette (AMA – Tacloban),
  5. Sundae Special (Iloilo Doctors College),
  6. 3 Hours and 10 (University of the Visayas – Cebu),
  7. Iktuz (Colegio de San Juan De Letran Calamba – Calamba Laguna),
  8. Mixed Tape (Lyceum – St. Cabrini College of Allied Medicine – Batangas),
  9. In Descent (University of Perpetual Help Laguna – Binan Laguna),
  10. Nameless Heroes (Mapua Institute of Technology – Makati),
  11. Play (Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Quezon City),
  12. Soltera (AMA – IIT Cubao – Quezon City) and Project (Jose Rizal University).

IMG_7518The NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool finalists performed alongside some of the country’s best bands come Grand Finals Night. These include NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool 05 Grand Prize Winners Hilera, 6CycleMind, Pedicab, ItchyWorms, Imago, Sugarfree, Taken By Cars, Urbandub, Spongecola, Paraluman, Callalily, Sandwich and Letter Day Story.

“What’s unique and special about NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool is that the competition not only provides opportunities for the next generation of Pinoy musicians to gain stardom. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool helps young bands develop their musical abilities with the Workshops and Mentorship stages of the competition where they get to learn lessons that will help them grow as performers and songwriters,” according to Eileen Rose Bangcoro, NESTLÉ Philippines marketing promotions and events cluster head.

The Grand Finals Night also served as the climax of this year’s competition. After besting out hundreds of other equally talented bands, the 13 finalists attended intensive music workshops facilitated by some of the representatives from local music industry in the tropical paradise of Boracay. The finalists listened intently as spokespersons like Sony Music Entertainment Philippines’ Vic Valenciano and Jerrick Mina, Soupstar Entertainment’s Darwin Hernandez, Sandwich’s Raimund Marasigan and Pupil shared valuable tips and anecdotes on connecting it with the audience, writing better lyrics and making it in the local music scene. Aside from having the rare opportunity to interact and have fun with bands like Callalily, Letter Day Story, 6Cycle Mind, Pupil and Sandwich in teambuilding activities, the finalists also got to perform with these bands while in the island. IMG_6647

“NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool’s fifth year has proven to be its most exciting so far. They not only found extraordinary talents this year — the competition has never been this close among the finalists. It was really exciting at how things would turn out on the Grand Finals Night. Every music fan in the country will indeed have something to look forward to during the event,” Bangcoro added.

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool trawled the country in search of the lucky 13 last October during the Regional Eliminations stage. The top three college bands from Mindanao were announced in front of a full Atrium of the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City last October 3. On October 10, the three college bands that would represent the Visayas were named at the Piazza area of Parkmall in Mandaue City, Cebu. On the other hand, three of Luzon’s finest college bands were awarded last October 17 at the Central Plaza at Eastwood City Libis. And last October 24, bands from the Greater Manila Area (GMA) competed against one another at the Activity Center of Market! Market! in Taguig City for the competition’s four final slots.

IMG_7049This year’s NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool, with the theme “Huwag Na Magtago! Magparamdam Ka Na!” is supported by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Sony Music Entertainment Philippines, Paseo de Bahamas, Rudy Project, Boracay Scuba, Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Ix Chel, La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel and Parkmall in Mandaue City, Cebu.

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