The Victory Band emerged from its church, Victory Temple Praise and Worship Team. Headed by its Senior Pastor, Pastor Franco S. Trigo, the team begun its ministries by the year 1999, when on one of the church services, the team got a Prophetic Word from one of the guest speakers. The prophecy was foretelling that the team would go to different places in Visayas and Mindanao leading praise and worship in churches and bringing Revival through worship.
The Victory band members was originally composed of Jonathan S. Trigo, the band leader and main composer, along with other composer/ vocalists namely, Japhet S. Torredes, Edna S. Gablines, Ramon Andrew R. Fabio. The instrumentalists composed of Felix Oliver Bacareza on the lead guitars, Don Eric Tunacao on rhythm guitars, Alexander Sacay on the bass guitars, Mark Ian M. Muyco on the drums, and Jonathan Trigo himself, on the keyboards. The other vocalists include Sarah Jean T. Cacho, Johnson Anday and Easter Sunday P. Muyco and Melody Faith T. Tunacao. Mr. Martin S. Bueno, managed the band’s outside-church activities and became also the band’s spiritual mentor, alongside Ptr. Franco S. Trigo, the band’s head pastor.
Most of the worship songs were composed by Jonathan Trigo. He had already compiled most of the songs and was already used in Worship Services in most of the churches,before they were formally recorded. By the year 2011, the band started recording the first Album, AwitsaGugma, after 11 years from its original composition and was released by 2012. The hit single AwitsaGugma, was originally arranged by Jonathan Trigo, together with Christopher Vonn B. Cornelio, Jovanie Amada and John Lloyd Basilad. The song’s message of God’s love touched thousands of peopleand was sung during Church Worships and even revival crusades. Most of the songs are in Cebuano language and can be easily adapted by different churches.
Up to date, Victory Band had already released four major Albums namely, AwitsaGugma (2012), DiliMakawang (2013), Hangtud May Kinabuhi (2014) and Handumonko (2016). In years, the band also did collaborations with different composers, such as ______________________ of __________________church with the song, IkawHesus, and JhayCutamora of ________________________church with the song, Bag-ongKasingkasing all included in the 4thalbum, HandumonKo. The songs were deeply anointed by God that it reached different churches in different places in Visayas and Mindanao, bringing its prophecy to fulfilment.
Indeed, Victory Band has expanded with the welcoming of new band members, Lloyd Catipay on vocals and Christopher Vonn B. Cornelio on rhythm guitars. The band also welcomed Dexter Malaran, a professional photographer to make documentations for the band’s outside-church activities.
In the fulfilment of God’s Word for the band, through sponsor churches, has done Concert Crusades and was being invited to Worship conferences and Revival meetings. The first was done on February 22, 2013 at Bohol Cultural Center, Tagbilaran City. The said event was attended by all sects and denominations, of all ages, filling the venue and worshipping Jesus together. Blessed by the worship event, the people gave a good feedback and promptedother churches and groups to sponsor the band’s next events.
After the typhoon Yolanda, the band was invited to a fund-raising concert to help Yolanda Victims on December 27, 2013 at Limketkai Mall in Cagayan De Oro City. The said project was initiated by LAMP Foundation. Following the said event, the Victory band had series of concerts and Revival Worships all throughout Visayas and Mindanao. To wit:
- November 30, 2013 Jesus Reigns, Cebu CIty
- May 16, 2014 Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium, Bohol
- Nov. 2014 Kidapawan City
- Dec. 2014 General Santos City
- March 27, 2015 Ubay Gymnasium, Bohol
- Nov. 2015 General Santos City
- May 2016 Lapu-Lapu City with Rhema Band
- June 12, 2016 Bukidnon
- June 13-14, 2016 Butuan City
- November 30, 2016 Jesus Reigns, Cebu City
- January 2, 2017 Bilar Gymnasium, Bohol
- November 1, 2017 Tagum City, Davao Del Norte
- November 3, 2017 Kidapawan City
- December 27, 2017 Cantilan, Surigao Del Sur
- December 29, 2017 Tandag, Surigao Del Sur