The organization of the university’s Office of the Cultural Affairs reads its project brief as requiring an innovative approach towards the analysis and the preservation of our unique culture through the university experiences. Both cultural content and learning content are, individually, key components of Cultural presentations in the College/University Festival Planning Policy both in the legislative and funding environments.
To properly address the issue of cultural and learning content of festival celebrations in the university, I have considered the Office of the Cultural Affairs not only to look at evidence from the past, but also to develop a compelling prospective vision for the university community and the academe in general.
Mr. Marverick Heramiz organizes the marching band usually seen during ROTC tactical inspections and Sunday formations of the semester. The marching band of University of Southeastern Philippines is made up of well-trained talents. Every semester, the band is in search of new applicants for new members as replacement of the ones graduating or leavung the group. The brass band is the official marching band of the university which has been welcoming invitations and compititions throughout Region XI.
It was during the early 80’s when the first generation of what was know as University of Southeastern Philippines choral group or simply University Chorale started its existence. The group was composed of talented college students who were studying in the academe.
For many years, the group has been founded on friendship, commitment and undying love for music. The group continues to do what they’ve been doing for several years now. The University Chorale is the University’s representative for every invitation of singing competitions across the region. Many have witnessed University Chorale’s growth made possible by the help of the mentors, friends and members. Several competitions were staged and many singing engagements were made by the group to raise funds and entertain their fans, and they are still looking forward for more. However, the University Chorale’s life is truly more than just singing. The members of the group are also actively participating in various advocacies and activities of socio-civic organization relevent to their objectives.
With a stronger commitment to serve the academe, the University chorale stands still with one mission that gives meaning to what they do. They are here to bring His message of Hope, Trials and Cheers through their music.
The rondalla has become an institution. It is a distinct contribution to the musical culture of the nation. We’re glad to be a part of it. The filipino rondalla has a wide repertoire ranging from the simple folk songs to the modern and contemporary tunes as well as filipino and foreign classics. The members of this group played: banduria, laou,octavina,guitar, and double bass.
We intend to bring cheers to everyone, filipinos and non-filipinos.
The University Dance Troupe is a Philippine folkloric dance troupe based in the Southeastern Mindanao region of the Philippines. According to its official website, “Its repertoire consists of Philippine traditional dances and music showing a kaleidoscope of Philippine culture through the performing arts.”
The company was founded in 1980 at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City by Mr. Guillermo Dimaligalig. The group was initially called the University Dance Troupe. The troupe first performed in September 1980 at the celebration of its College Day. The success of the dance troupe brought in invitations for the group to perform in other parts of the regions and eventually, the rest of the country and the world. Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos designated the dance troupe as Official Cultural Ambassadors of the Philippines to the USA for 1981. In 1985, the group became an independent entity from the Holy Infant College and was reorganized. In 1990, the group received its present name upon the creation of the University Dance Troupe Cultural Foundation, which to this day still manages the activities of the dance troupe. The group has toured in various cities in Asia, Europe, and in US.
Dr. Perfecto Alibin, the school president of the University, is credited for encouraging the formation of the dance troupe.