The Filipino Arts & Music Ensemble provides a variety of programs that support musical growth and creative achievement:
The FAME Rondalla String Ensemble is composed of five different 14-string instruments (Banduria, Octavina, Laud, Bass, Picolo). These are played by children, ages four to sixteen, under Musical Director Hector Martinez. Renditions of famous Philippine music as well as Western European symphonies make the ensemble unique, winning the admiration of politicians, dignitaries, and the community at large.
The Folk Dance program instructs students in the folk dances that depict rich ethnicity of Philippine culture from different regions of the country. The mastery of this expression gives the children self-confidence, grace, and respect for their indigenous heritage.
To utilize the accomplished concepts and knowledge of music and dance programs, the students are broadening their capabilities, experience, and creative achievement by learning theatre and its discipline in a formal productions structure.
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