Ana Lucia’s Party!

After a few years being part of the Choir we are a great musical family, and even we haven’t seen each other in a few months; the music always put our hearts together to celebrate life and happiness! Congratulations to Ana Lucia, a member of the International Choir, for her celebration this weekend; what a great time with parents and children, singing and having fun together. I miss you my little singers, you can be sure that I’ll be your friend for a lifetime!

With love.. Mr. Santamaria.


By Andy Santamaria Posted in Music

ABC Choir performance in Mexico!

Here is the video of the first performance of the ABC Choir in the International Choir’s Festival in Cozumel Mexico. This first repertoire includes the songs: El Carbonero, Over the Rainbow, I’ll be There and When you Believe. Congratulations to the members of the Choir, the Director Mr. Santamaria, staff and parents who proudly represented El Salvador in this great event!

(Thanks to Mr. Zelaya for the video recording).

By Andy Santamaria Posted in Music

International Choir’s Festival Cozumel 2015!

A Choir integrated by Upper Primary students a some selected secondary singers went to the Island of Cozumel in Mexico to take part in the International Choir’s Festival organized by the Parks and Museum of Cozumel Foundation. Our students leaded by the Choir Director Mr. Cesar Santamaria performed some traditional Salvadorian songs and a selected repertoire of movie themes. To close the festival all the choirs joined together to sing 3 songs including a traditional piece of music from Cozumel. Congratulations to everyone, students, parents and staff who went to this great experience and adventure into the Caribbean!

By Andy Santamaria Posted in UP Music

UP Choir on National TV!

El Coro de Upper Primary dirigido por el maestro Cesar Santamaría realizo su primera aparición en televisión en el programa “La Hora del Niño” de Televisión de El Salvador, canal 10. Como un reconocimiento a su trayectoria artística en los últimos años y resaltando su proxima participación en el Festival Internacional de Coros de Cozumel en Mexico; los niños y niñas tuvieron la experiencia de ser entrevistados por otros niños que forman parte del staff de presentadores del programa y a la vez interpretaron parte del repertorio que se presentará en el Festival de Coros. Que maravillosa e inolvidable experiencia!

By Andy Santamaria Posted in UP Music

Christmas Celebration at Hogar Guirola

This Wednesday the Upper Primary Choir went to the “Hogar Adalberto Guirola” to have a special Christmas Celebration. We were singing traditional Christmas songs and playing musical instruments with the kids who live in the orphanage. Some parents came accompany the UP Choir to give food and presents bringing joyful and happiness to the children there. What a lovely experience for our students to share music and love to others.

By Andy Santamaria Posted in UP Music

Singing at Palacio Tecleño

The Upper Primary musicians went to the Palacio Tecleño to have a special performance. This event arranged by the Secondary Music Department is part of the ABC music program and is an opportunity for children to show their learning in the different musical areas in school as well as projecting the music to the community of Santa Tecla.

By Andy Santamaria Posted in UP Music

Guy Fawkes Concert

This Friday 21 of November the Upper Primary musicians were taking part in the guy Fawkes Night celebration, performing a selection of British music. Songs such as Molly Malone and Eight Days a Week were part of the repertoire, finishing the Primary part with an special performance by Mr. Santamaria and other music teachers. Congratulations to everyone who took part in this event and remember remember the 5th of November…

By Andy Santamaria Posted in UP Music

El Carbonero

As part of the learning of Salvadorian Musical Culture our students were learning about the Salvadorian composer Pancho Lara, his life, his music and one of his most famous songs “El Carbonero”. This song, inspired in the Boqueron road and the Planes de Renderos;  is about the people who lives there and everyday in the morning comes down to the city of San Salvador to sell coal.

Here is a video of the Upper Primary Choir singing this beautiful song!