A THOUSAND drum and bugle teams will simultaneously play Friday, dubbed as Tambor, Trumpa, Martsa, Musika competition, to land a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

More than a million spectators of the world-famous Dinagyang Festival are expected to attend the show.

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Febe Cang, chairperson of the Dinagyang drum and bugle competition, said the morning event will be participated by 16 Dinagyang Ati-atihan tribe contest, four drum and lyre corps elementary level, six competitors in the secondary level and three marching bands.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Band and the University of San Agustin will be performing as guests.

Cang said they are going to document all the activities, the sound, music and performance and send these to the Guinness Book of World Records, showing that Iloilo Dinagyang is the biggest tourism event in the entire world.

The thousand drums will be held before the contest proper starting at 8:00 in the morning Friday. The contesting groups will perform in two areas such as the Freedom Grandstand and the Iloilo provincial capitol area.

The contesting participants are the marching bands of Iloilo Sun Yat Sen, Western Visayas College of Science and Technology and the Alimodian National Comprehensive High School.

To vie in the elementary category are the drum and lyre corps of Leganes Central School, Alibango Elementary School, Guimbal Central School and Dingle Central School.

The drum and bugle corps of the Iloilo City National High School, New Lucena National High School, Passi National High School, Calinog National Comprehensive High School, Guimbal National High School and Botong-Cabanbanan National High School will contest for the secondary category. (Lydia C. Pendon)