The NAMCYA Secretariat and the Traditional Music Category Committee is pleased to announce the six groups who will be presenting during the National Finals Week (National Music Week) on November 21-26, 2017.
- BLAAN DI AMGANGEH MUSIC ENSEMBLE (XII: General Santos) – Smage (Fishing)
- DEPED BULACAN PERFORMING ARTS GROUP (III: Bulacan) – Rito para sa Pagdadalang Tao (Fertility Ritual)
- CARAGA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (XI: Caraga, Davao Oriental) – Paggabul’l ng Dagmay (Weaving)
- SINDANGAN NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL SABAY ENSEMBLE (IX: Sindangan, ZDN) – Pesasalamat (Thanksgiving)
- TIEMPO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DANCE GROUP (CAR: Tiempo, Tubo, Abra) – Bugbuga
- LIGLIWA DANCE TROUP (I: Pangsinan) – Panañgabalayan
The entries were reviewed by a committee headed by its Chairperson, Ms. Monica Santos (UP Diliman). The committee includes Prof. Bryan Viray (UP Diliman), Prof. Benny Sokkong (UP Baguio), and Prof. Frank Englis (formerly from MSU-IIT in Iligan City).
Qualifiers shall be receiving an email from the Secretariat regarding schedules and other details.