University of Batangas (UB) has released the official jingle that will be used in celebration of its 70th Founding Anniversary during the kick off program held at the UB Grounds recently.
The jingle was played during the parade to start the kick-off program of the University’s Platinum celebration before being officially announced in the program after.
Composed by Mr. Nil Marvin Azucena, second year Instrumentation student of Technical Education Department, the jingle’s Church song-like feel has an uplifting and groovy tune.
According to Azucena, the jingle highlights why University of Batangas is the best and the top of mind educational institution in the region.
“Gusto kong iparating sa kanta na… sa UB magandang pumasok,” the 18-year old student explained.“Gusto kong makatulong sa UB. Gusto ko ring maipakita sa kapwa ko kabataan na mas epektibong mag-aral sa UB … para sa kinabukasan,” he reiterated.
Story Behind the Jingle
Lead guitarist and vocals of the UB Jazz band, Azucena narrated that he only knew about the contest three days before the deadline. However, he pointed out that he really wanted to join the contest.
“Galing ako sa gig, iniisip ko na ‘yung kanta. Una ko naisip ‘yung chorus,” Azucena explained.
A native of Bolo, Bauan, he further said that he even contacted his friend and fellow Jazz Band member Ken Jezer Umahon at early dawn to start recording, and it took them three nights to finish. He also pointed out that he got ideas from the student handbook to be able to add lyrics to the jingle.
“Inspired. Halo-halo ang emotions. May pagod, saya. Kaunti na nga lang, susuko na,” expressed Azucena when asked how they felt while doing the song.
Moreover, Azucena shared that he is happy that he won the contest. Even more special was the fact that he will be graduating this March2016 and he will able to leave something behind for the University and its students. He treasures the happy memories during his student life.