A collaboration in harmony
Billed as “PERFECT 10”, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) – Office of the President brings the decade-long celebration to the virtual screen on July 24, 2021, 6 p.m. on its official Facebook page. This is made possible through CCP’s “Sining Sigla” outreach program together with the Philippine Band Association (Philbanda).
Featuring the 60-piece Philbanda Wind Orchestra with its current conductor Maestro Herminigildo Ranera of the UST Conservatory of Music, “PERFECT 10” proudly highlights a decade of symphonic performances from the country’s sole professional wind orchestra. This special virtual concert will also be graced by the Philippine Baton Twirling Association, which will be hosted by one of the country’s top OPM artists, Ice Seguerra.
Apart from the impressive performances from the Philbanda Wind Orchestra, young talents from Metro Manila and local participants from different regions will also showcase their talents in the premiere performance of Maestro Ranera’s New Normal Concert March—a rare opportunity for local musicians to perform alongside professional groups through virtual platforms.
The virtual concert will also feature the Philippine Baton Twirling Association, an organization dedicated to training and developing young baton twirlers for years. This participation will not only showcase their talent in baton twirling, it will also inspire local majorettes to improve their skills as well.
“PERFECT 10,” the Philbanda 10th Anniversary Virtual Concert is a project of the CCP Office of the President’s “Sining Sigla” Program. Under the leadership of CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, this program aims to continuously reach out to the public, even in the midst of the pandemic, by providing artistic and culturally-relevant content online. Past programs include “Jazz Stay At Home” (a Jazz Festival), “MALA” (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts), “Sigla ng Pasko,” “Awit at Dula: Pagbabalik-tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan,” and “PINTIG – A Percussion Festival.”