Performance Programs Slide Show
Panda North America invites you to experience the rich cultural heritage of the People's Republic of China. We have been organizing cultural exchange programs between China and other countries since 1979, including sister-city affiliations, student exchanges, art and cultural festivals and custom performance programs.
Through more than 70 projects in the fields of education, cultural arts, religion, medicine and business, we have woven a common theme into the fabric of every exchange program: the building of bridges between people and cultures through lasting personal relationships.
The experiences of visiting and performing in historic and educationally rich Chinese sites have evoked enthusiastic appreciation from our many participants:
"We have had two amazing trips with Panda North America. One student received eight e-mails from his 'new friends in China.' Our experiences were incredible and will last a lifetime! I am always amazed to watch students from two totally different cultures come together, sit down and have such meaningful conversations and exchanges. Thank you for making our trip to China such a wonderful experience." — James Hile, Highland Park High School Band
"Great music! Great food! New friends! Great trip made possible through incredible contacts." — Brian Ingleson, Palm Springs High School Band
"Our trip to China was one of the greatest experiences our band has ever had. Everything—from the quality of hotels, English-speaking guides, air conditioned buses, quality of food, shows, choice of sights and performance venues — was first-class and chosen with kids in mind. Panda North America is professional in every way and has proven to be most knowledgeable in planning our most thrilling and challenging adventure ever." — Ed Protzman, Central Bucks High School West Band
Our contacts in China are extensive, including longstanding relationships with key political, cultural and industrial leaders throughout the nation. Our years of experience have led us to a deep understanding of China's political system, cultural environment and geography. We know how decisions are made and how priorities are set. Our ethical approach and commitment to forging mutual understanding has earned us a solid reputation with both China and our international clients.
We customize our services to meet our guests' goals and challenges — from establishing contacts with all levels of government in China to organizing cultural exchanges, trade shows and business seminars.
a wonderful backdrop for participants to learn about the Chinese culture and music, while sharing their backgrounds and ideas with Chinese students of music. China Performance Program highlights can include:
Programs are designed to accommodate music directors with small student groups or whole ensembles: Bands (Symphonic, Jazz, Marching), Orchestras, Choral Groups and Chamber Ensembles.
- Joint International Performances
- Clinic Sessions with Chinese or American Instructors
- Chinese Ethnic Instrument Performances
- Perform on the Great Wall
Easy International Flights depart from major USA gateways to Beijing.
Program may include one or more of the following cities en route to Henan:
Beijing — The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven;
Shanghai — Colonial Bund, arts, crafts, Nanjing Road;
Xi’an — The famed Qin Terra Cotta army of approximately 8,000 carved soldiers that guarded Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb.
Safe travel by new express train service from Beijing to Zhengzhou , avoiding time consuming air travel in China.
Instruments and luggage travel by truck.
Five-Star Hotels — Twin occupancy for students and adults, providing the best in health services.
Exquisite Cuisine — An American-style breakfast is served daily at the hotel. Lunch and dinner are provided at preselected restaurants and venues featuring high dishes prepared for western students and tastes.
Come, see and share the cultural wonders of China!
Contact us for the Trip of a Lifetime!
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 17, 2011) -- The differences between the two bands were noticeable - the uniforms, the language, the culture. One group was all officers, and the other, all enlisted personnel.
But they had a common purpose and found common ground May 16, 2011, during a joint performance that brought the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" and the Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China together on the stage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
In the first of four concerts scheduled this week, the two military bands emphasized what they had in common instead of what differences they may have.