Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Pep squads hope UAAP allows drums for CDC

After three years, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines brings back the much-awaited Cheerdance Competition on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

However, one part of the festive competition will not be part of it.

In a joint statement released by each UAAP school’s drummers, it was stated that there will be no drums allowed during the competition.

“We, the UAAP drummers are grateful that the UAAP has allowed us to participate in the UAAP Season 84 events such as the Men’s Basketball tournament and the ongoing Women’s Volleyball tournament,” opened the statement signed by Ateneo’s Bryan Ferrer, FEU’s CK General, UST’s Emmanuel Nuque, NU’s Kenneth Dela Cruz, Adamson’s Justene Andrieux and Estelle Cerutti, UP’s Ariana Vergara, La Salle’s Harvey Sabaldica, and UE’s Virjohn Antonio.

“However, we believe it would only be right for us to also have a place during the iconic UAAP Cheerdance Competition.”

Prior to the pandemic, the schools were allowed to bring five snares and six bass drums during the competition.

Moreover, only a maximum of 15 student-athletes are allowed on the floor in this year’s competition while the length of each performance is set at three minutes.

With just three days before the competition, the drummers are hoping for reconsideration of their participation.

“We humbly ask that the UAAP consider this request and allow us to bring our drums and to be part of the prestigious CDC. Drums bring life and excitement to the crowd and encourage every UAAP fan to cheer proudly for their school. This CDC will not only bring the UAAP schools together but also rekindle the lost memories that could have been made during the two-year absence of the CDC,” it continued.

“The return of the CDC is a chance for rookies and new viewers to fully experience the cheer spirit with the beat of the drums supporting their own schools and their fellow universities. This event will not be complete without us, the UAAP Drummers.”

Ateneo will perform first on Sunday followed by defending champion NU.

#ReadMore  Thai clubs show interest in PSL stars

UP, FEU, La Salle, Adamson, UE, and UST will perform next in that order.

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like


When UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe coach Mark Chaiwalla entered the post-event press conference of the UAAP Season 86 Cheerdance Competition, he had a quick...


The FEU Cheering Squad regained the throne they lost last year, reclaiming the UAAP Cheerdance Competition championship this Season 86 with their Super Mario-themed...


Though finishing second in the UAAP Season 86 Cheerdance Competition, National University Pep Squad are already looking to go one better next season. NU,...


In a dazzling display of athleticism and creativity, the FEU Cheering Squad transported the crowd at the SM Mall of Asia Arena to the...


Last year’s podium finishers are expected to be the favorites anew in the UAAP Season 86 Cheerdance Competition happening on Saturday at the SM...


National University Pep Squad has been one of the most dominant teams in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Seven of the last nine competitions were...


One of the UAAP’s flagship events is about to take center stage. The UAAP Season 86 Cheerdance Competition is scheduled for December 2, 2023...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Filipino basketball fans all across the country will have the opportunity to lay eyes on the ultimate prize in international basketball: the Naismith Trophy....