The VSU-Tolosa Campus under the OICship of Dr. Lourdes B. Cano, VSU’s Director for Administration and Human Resource Development (ODA-HRD), was able to acquire new musical instruments in addition to the existing musical instruments for its marching band. The musical instruments consisting of 5 pieces bass drums (Fernando brand), 4 pieces parade drums with harness (Fernando brand), 4 pieces snare metal drums with harness (Fernando brand), 3 pieces bugle (gold), 4 pieces king lyre, 1 set chimes with stand, and 1 set jam block with stand were bought with a total cost of PhP98,700 taken from its cultural and athletic fees.

In an interview with Mr. Danilo Lerios, instructor and head of Socio-Cultural Affairs Section of VSU-Tolosa Campus, the new musical instruments would be an addition to some wind and percussion instruments donated by KOICA and the Leyte Provincial Government, respectively. “With the acquisition of new musical instruments, we can now upgrade our parade band in terms of its musical quality, and hopefully come up with an orchestra,” Mr. Lerios happily mused. JFMBaldos