kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble
"The Pride of Silay"
The sincere dedication of the Local Government of Silay in pursuing cultural development especially to the less fortunate children in the community brought to life the city's "Young Ambassadors", The Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble. Founded in 1993 with 36 primary school students and through the years, the KSE served as advocates in the promotion not only of Silay City's cultural and tourism potentials but also the rich culture of the province and the country through traditional folk dances and music. The group has won several regional and national music competitions. Together with the KSE performing arts dancers, the group has participated in international festivals. They represented Philippines to the 2nd Asian Children's Folklore Festival in Guandong, China in August 2000 where they received the "Performance Memento". A year after, they were given the "Award of Excellence" for their participation in the 2001 Aberdeen International Youth Festival held in Aberdeen, Scotland. The group has also been a consistent delegate to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts' Kwerdas ng Pagkakaisa (Strings of Unity) - The International Rondalla Festival since the 1st in 2004 held in Naga City, 2nd in 2007 in Dumaguete City, 3rd in 2011 in Tagum City and 4th in 2014 in the Cultural Center of the Philippines
"LOVE ACROSS THE OCEAN II"
The Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble (KSE) of the Philippines and the Singapore Marsiling Chinese Orchestra (MCO) successfully conducted their joint performance, “Love Across the Ocean II”, at the Star Theatre, Singapore, on Friday, 22 May 2015. The joint performance is very significant as it coincided with Singapore’s celebration of its golden anniversary this year. It was well-received by an audience of more than 4,000 people including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was the guest of honor. (Source)
"KWERDAS NG PAGKAKAISA (STRINGS OF UNITY)3RD INTERNATIONAL RONDALLA FESTIVAL"
The Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble's performance during the Kwerdas ng Pagkakaisa (Strings of Unity) 3rd International Rondalla Festival held at Tagum, Davao City last February 2011.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Tara Na Biyahe Tayo
Silay's Best Performers Performance during 2012 Silay Fiesta