Orchestras and symphonic bands were presented at the press conference of the 2014 Orchestra and Band Festival held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater Lobby recently. CCP vice president & artistic director Chris Millado gave the opening remarks followed by performances by the UST Wind Orchestra.
The Orchestra and Band Festival will be held on July 1-6, 2014 at the CCP Main and Little Theaters featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Manila Symphony Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, UP Symphony Orchestra, Bulacan State University Symphonic Band, Malindig Institute Band of Marinduque, UST Wind Orchestra, Bukidnon State University Band, St. Louis University Band of Baguio, De la Salle Santiago Zobel Symphonic Band, Kapisanan Banda II of Pulong Buhangin (Sta. Maria, Bulacan), Cardona 5, Banda Kabyaw of Nueva Ecija, Banda 88 Sta. Maria Bulacan, Philbanda Wind Orchestra, Philippine Army Band, Philippine Navy Band, Philippine Air Force Band, Philippine Coast Guard Symphonic Band, and the Presidential Security Group Band. It seeks to provide opportunities for the many performing groups that are deserving of the proper exposure, and at the same time treat the local audiences to a rich variety of symphonic sounds emanating from the various groups around the country. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)