Tea Musicale , 2014 – A HIT!

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Several unforgettable acts this year included our very own Boy Band singing a medley from Disney Dudez; a hula-hoop act; Irish Stepping to Michael Jackson’s tune; a Katy Perry duet called, ROAR; 8 princessessssssss singing Let it Go (from Frozen) as they stripped off their gloves, cape and crown, a Wizard of Oz favorite sung in Spanish, and a Gungham style soloist.

Photos by Charlie Castro and Patty Yusah

Celebrity Series 2014

DSC_0746         Sunday, February 23, 2014- Tea Musicale and Celebrity Series guest, Broadway actor/singer Jose Llana meets and greets IP kids and their families. Mr. Llana commented that it took a lot of courage and creativity for the children to step on the platform to perform. He expressed admiration for the school and wished he had access to one when he grew up in the Washington, DC area. IP was honored to be serenaded with two songs, capella. One Tagalog song from a recording he did in Manila and a song from “King and I”. The children took some lessons from our guest when he stressed that he took his Pilipino heritage into his work. He also advised that as a performer one should always take rehearsals and practice seriously- it takes away the uncertainty and makes one more confident in their role. After his talk, many children gathered and he gave them more personal advice for their career in theatre. Salamat Jose Llana and Mabuhay!

Jose Llana, Celebrity Guest 2014

Paalam Tess

paalam Tess

We bade goodbye to our beloved “Tess” Maritess Salientes in an intimate evening tribute given by her friends at Iskwelahang Pilipino at the Bedford Town Hall on Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was a parent (to IP student, Samantha and Max), a volunteer, our music teacher and Caroling head master. She was a foodie, the most gracious host, and a beautiful woman inside and out. We were lucky to have had her join the IP Rondalla Concert in Manila, in July 4, 2013 at the Resorts World venue. It was her last gig with us. Paalam Tess. We love you.