LOOK: PH Air Force, as 'Star Wars' stormtroopers, wins marching band contest

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Posted at Mar 26 2017 04:44 AM

Members of the Philippines Air Force band go about a performance that helped them win the Ihudyat! competition for best marching band, a contest that took place at UP Diliman Amphitheater on Saturday. Angie De Silva, ABS-CBN News

It's an homage that would certainly make Darth Sidious proud.

The Philippine Air Force bagged 1st place in Ihudyat!, a competition that gathered the best marching bands at UP Diliman Amphitheater on Saturday night.

Members of the PAF band wore Imperial stormtrooper masks inspired by the "Star Wars" movie franchise, as they went about playing brass instruments. (The glow-in-the-dark tops were a functionally appropriate touch, too, given the time of the event.)

Members of the Philippines Air Force band go about a performance that helped them win the Ihudyat! competition for best marching band, a contest that took place at UP Diliman Amphitheater on Saturday. Angie De Silva, ABS-CBN News

To complete the ensemble, the band leader was all decked out in a Darth Vader costume, red lightsaber in hand. To say it was the most awesome sight to behold is selling short the band's performance and sense of creativity.

Second place was awarded to the Philippine Army for performing Michael Jackson music, while third went to the Philippine Coast Guard for playing a mishmash of classical music.

Members of the Philippines Air Force band go about a performance that helped them win the Ihudyat! competition for best marching band, a contest that took place at UP Diliman Amphitheater on Saturday. Angie De Silva, ABS-CBN News