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 20-25, 2018
 
 
1. VOLAY UD LIWANG ETHNIC ENSEMBLE – CAR
2. ILIGAN CITY EAST NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, STA. FILOMENA (SPA) – Region X
3. COLOT S. ALIGADO IP HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC ENSEMBLE, BAWING NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ANNEX – Region XII
4. UPPER LABAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC ENSEMBLE – Region XII
5. MADAYAW CULTURAL ENSEMBLE – Region XI
6. SAN NICOLAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CULTURAL ENSEMBLE – Region I
 
The entries were reviewed by a committee headed by its Chairperson, Prof. Benny Sokkong (UP Baguio). The committee includes Frank Englis (formerly from MSU-IIT in Iligan City) Prof. Tusa Montes (UP Diliman), Mr. Lutgardo Labad and Dr. Renato B. Lucas.
 
Qualifiers shall be receiving an email from the Secretariat regarding schedules and other details.
 
More details and other outreach performances shall be announced soon.