Banda Kawayan



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The Banda Kawayan regularly performs not only in school programs but also for diplomats, tourists and balikbayans and in various functions of the Malacañang Palace, the Department of Tourism, the Philippine Convention and Visitors Corporation,  the Cultural Center of the Philippines and other public and private institutions.

Its unique musical style has taken the group to international expositions and concert tours in Europe, North America, Australia, the Middle East and other Asian countries to promote Philippine tourism and to act as ambassadors of goodwill.  Showcasing its talents, the band has proven time and again that music knows no boundaries.



1973 - The Banda Kawayan was conceived at the Philippine College of Commerce, which later on became the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

1988 - First international performance at the World Expo and Australian Centennial held in Brisbane, Australia.

1990 - Featured performer at the Keio Department Store's Philippine Fiesta in Tokyo, Japan.


1992 - Performed at the Universal Exposition in Seville, Spain.

1994 - Official Philippine representative to the Jeunesse Musicales de France (JMF), a gathering of young musicians from all over the world which toured key cities in France

1995 - Participated in the Midosuji Parade held in Osaka, Japan and the Hollywood Christmas Parade, U.S.A.


1998 - The band celebrates its 25th Anniversary and the Philippine Centennial with performances in Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Germany, at the Canadian National Exhibition Canada, at the Hannover Industrial Fair in Germany and at the National Culture Day and International Bamboo Festival in Oita and Beppu, Japan, respectively.

1996 - Performed in major cities in the United States as part of the Department of Tourism's "Bring Home A Friend Program"; and in the Philippine Festival in the United Arab Emirates.

1997 - Concert Tour of France, Switzerland and Greece; Performance before PATA '97 delegates in Beijing, China; Performances  at Singapore Airlines' 50th Anniversary; at the Midosuji Parade in Osaka, Japan; at the Philippine Food Festival in Taipei, Taiwan; at the World Travel Market in London, United Kingdom;  and at the World Expo 2002 bidding in Paris, France

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