No important announcement
In June 2016, Korea’s Rotary International-Seoul Gangnam Rotary Club District 3640 extended a gracious invitation to the Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) President, Dr. Caroline Marian S. Enriquez. The gesture involved the idea of sending members of the OLFU Orchestra and Band to Korea for music training. Of course, the school felt very much honored and blessed by such an offer. The question: Is it going to get off the ground?
Fast-forward to August, the answer to the query is an absolute, resounding “Yes!”, because by August 11, 2016, 12 OLFU students flew to Korea to partake in a music and culture immersion program for 20 days. Credit for leading the program goes to OLFU Orchestra Head Suk JeaYoo, who helped coordinate visa/ documentation requirements and other details.
OLFU Orchestra & Band Master SimSeokYouk, the members of the Rotary International- Seoul Gangnam Rotary Club District 3640 and other generous benefactors from South Korea sponsored the airfare, on-site transportation, accommodations, food and Korean tour. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that the sponsors were nothing short of helpful and accommodating; creating unforgettable experiences for the OLFU students.
Undoubtedly, the Korean exposure was a kaleidoscope experience for the music enthusiasts of OLFU. Deepest appreciation goes out to Mr. Yeon for verbalizing and actualizing the vision, the Rotary International- Seoul Gangnam Rotary Club District 3640 and the other benefactors for acknowledging and supporting OLFU talents.