School of Accountancy and Business Management’s performers showcased their flairs in the University Arts Festival 2017 held at Main Campus last March 13, 14 and 16.
The opening event, Music Fest, was held at The Center for Culture and the Arts theatre. SABM Chorale won notable awards after failing to have one last year. The mixed choir, studded with 29 hopefuls, brought home the Champion trophy for Common Piece Category through their arrangement of the song, Salmo. Also, they won 1st Runner up for their rendition of How Did You Know in the Choice Piece Category.
Pop Acapella landed 2nd runner up with their Waka Waka, Happy, Bad Romance, and Dance Again medley. While the faculty duo, Mr. Nathaniel Tejano and Mr. Reynaldo Orille, placed 1st runner up with their song, The Greatest Love affair by Martin Nievera ft. Bert Nievera.
According to Chorale Conductor Sean De Vera, their victory signifies as a comeback from last year’s painful lost and as a way of bringing back the trust of their mentor, Mr. Joey Soliman.
He expressed his disappointment because they did not win in the other category but was quick to say, “What matters to us is that, we got the crowd. Even if they are not from SABM, they were moved by our performance and I believe we gave our best and what they have expected from us. Comeback is real!”
“We really pushed ourselves to find members to meet the minimum number. It came to the point that we were on the verge of not joining because we’re just 15 back then, which became our motivation,” he added.
Meanwhile, dancers graced the dance floor of Prince Bernard Gym on March 14. ABM Pop garnered 1st runner up in the Pop Category matching their achievement from the last year’s contest. Folk dancers were hailed 2nd runner up with Pangasinan’s folk dance, Kumakaret. A pair from the Dance Sport Category made it to the final round.
“We really wanted to win this year. We have prepared for it. We have filled up every category to get the championship but we fell short,” said Dance Fest student coordinator Mary Hope Joie Abuan.
Nevertheless, she expressed her satisfaction with their performances. “We gave all our hearts out for our beloved school. We did nothing but our best to make our school proud; our sacrifices were rewarded, though not with championships but with new bonds and new friendships,” she closed.
The Drama Festival held at CCA on Friday concluded the annual fest. SABM drama team, with Carakhane Baguidudol as the director, got 1st place (best story) and 2nd place (best performance) in the Tula Dula category while Veronika Jose De Leon was entitled as Best Female Performer in the One Act, One Play category.
5th year accounting student and performer Zaki Sim appreciated and congratulated the artists. However, he and the participants noted the absence of audience from SABM due to overlapping activities of SABM.
Article by Syrile Nolasco