All is set for the 28th Alturas Drum and Bugle Corps Showdown, scheduled this coming November 21, at the CPG Sports Complex, in time for the 30th Anniversary of Alturas.
More than a million pesos of cash prizes and allowances are given away in this year’s Showdown which is contested in three categories: Category A for more seasoned drum corps most of which are outside Bohol; and Category B and C for high school and elementary drum corps, respectively.
The prizes to be awarded are Category A: Champion, P100,000 plus trophy; 1st Runner-Up, P70,000 plus trophy; 2nd Runner-Up, P50,000 plus trophy; Category B: Champion, P80,000 plus trophy; 1st Runner-Up, P60,000 plus trophy; 2nd Runner-Up, P40,000 plus trophy; Category C: Champion, P80,000 plus trophy; 1st Runner-Up, P60,000 plus trophy; 2nd Runner-Up, P40,000 plus trophy.
A P3,000 plus trophy will also be awarded to the drum corps in each category adjudged as Best in Production Design, Best in Instrumentation, Best in Choreography, and Best in Rhythm and Dynamics. For all categories combined, a cash prize of P1,000 plus trophy is awarded to the Best in Uniform, Best in Discipline, Best in Parade Impact, Best Corps Major, Best Corps Majorette, Darling of the Crowd, Best in Entertainment, Most Colorful Corps, Best in Boholano Ambience, Best in Synchronization, Best in Jingle, and Miss Alturas Showdown.
In addition, handsome trophies are awarded to the Liveliest Corps, Most Elegant, Best in Projection, Most Promising Neophyte, Neophyte of the Year, Most Impressive Neophyte, and Most Inspiring Corps.
Dubbed as the â€œGreatest Show in Townâ€, the Alturas Showdown pits the best and the finest drum corps in Visayas and Mindanao. In recent years, contingents from General Santos City, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao, Cagayan de Oro City, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Biliran Province, and Leyte had already participated in the Showdown. It is one of the most awaited events of the year in the Province of Bohol.