The NLEX Music Club (NMC) was formally launched on July 19, 2019 with a mini-concert featuring our home-grown talents. The club was formed to a create a pool of employee performers and provide a venue for employees to pursue their passion in singing or in playing musical instruments. NMC provides an outlet for artists to build self-confidence, nurture an atmosphere of creativity and positivity; thus, essentially make them better & happier persons through music.
The club staged a Busking Day at the OMC Canteen a week before the launch to invite employees to watch their performance.
The launching was well attended by employees at the Annex Training Rooms in Balintawak. Talents from different departments joined forces to give everyone a highly entertaining show. JLLB jammed with the band with a duet of “Way Back Into Love” and his guitar rendition of “Kiss Me”.
The launch was one exhilarating experience for the performers:
Tyra, Toll Operations
“Working 6 days a week is stressful. Kaya naman nung nabalitaan ko na I was one of the first members of the NLEX Music Club, na-excite and natuwa ako. Iba din kasi ang naidudulot ng musika sa atin. It helps us to stay relaxed and calm lalo na kapag kumakanta. Dumagdag pa yung closeness ng bawat isa nung dumating na yung araw ng performance. Alam mong parang pamilya na yung turing ninyo sa isa’t isa. Iba rin kasi yung pakiramdam na confortable kayo at ineencourage ang isa’t isa. Nung nagperform na kami, hindi ko inasahan na ganun ang makukuha namin suporta mula sa mga kasamahan namin. Nakakatuwa kasi nakikicooperate sila at kitang-kita sa kanila na nag-eenjoy sila. Fulfilling!
Peng, Project Development
Work can be very stressful. Having an outlet to release stress is essential. Having a company that supports this is a blessing. Working on the NLEX Segment 8.2 Project can be extremely challenging and will really stretch you to the limit. I am very grateful to our leaders in NLEX for creating these venues to de-stress and share our talents to others. Special thanks to Sir Renie for masterminding this and to our Musical Director, Maestro Jun Mesina for the pro tips. It is such a a joy to perform with the very talented members of the NLEX Music Club. We hope we can continue to help people unwind from all the rigors of work and contribute to the productivity of the company. Please catch us on our next gigs!
Photo Credits: Jay Causapin & Khris Marcelo Abad