Welcome Message

Welcome APAC Orchestra!

Mabuhay! Welcome to Brent International School Manila, and to the 2016 APAC Orchestra Festival! From all of us in the greater Brent community, we are pleased to welcome you, and we are honored to be hosting this prestigious event.

We are acutely aware and appreciative of the positive impact APAC events have on the host school. APAC festivals, tournaments and meets have a wonderful way of bringing out the very best in our schools, and that history is particularly evident here at Brent Manila. You can expect a supportive and enthusiastic host community, as our strings department is an integral part of our Fine Arts program. We look forward to being captivated by the bows dancing off your instruments as they create some breath taking pieces.

Like you, we have been working very hard to make sure this important event lives up to all of our expectations. Many people named in this program (and unfortunately some we may have missed) have contributed countless hours to the success of this festival. We offer our sincere thanks for their behind-the-scenes support, without which this festival would never have happened.

We hope also that while you are in our country, you will have an opportunity to experience the warmth and friendliness of the Filipino people; they love their music, so we know you will feel right at home! Also, our students, faculty, and staff want to assist you and make your visit to our country an enjoyable and memorable one.

We salute APAC and the positive contributions the organization has made to each of the participants and to our schools.  Welcome and best wishes for a successful APAC Orchestra Festival!!

Dick Robbins

Dick Robbins
President

Jason Atkins

Jason Atkins
Headmaster

Catherine Ong

Catherine Tanco Ong
Director for Student Activities

Sonia Bustamante

Sonia Bustamante
Upper School Principal