PAMAS CAROLERS

The PAMAS Carolers were conceived in 1980 to bring the nostalgic spirit of native Philippine holiday traditions to Filipino and American living rooms. They brave the snow and winter chill of the night to entertain and raise funds to buy gifts for the children and senior citizen's during the annual Christmas Party. Their rendition of Tagalog and English Christmas Carols have become a popular yearly tradition that members look forward to.

They have serenaded residents of nursing homes and brought Christmans cheers even to some who otherwise might not even have any visitors during the holidays. At the party, PAMAS Santa, clowns, balloons, cartoon movies, snacks and presents have brought smiles and happiness to children and senior citizens alike. The gifts do not cost much, but the joy and the Christmas spirit it brings can not be measured in normal terms. Like every family-oriented project PAMAS undertakes, the Carolers succeed because they bring the atmosphere of a long lost home. The caroling concept has also provided the opportunity to audition talented singers to compliment the staging of cultural variety shows. In recent occasions, instrumentalists and people with formal training in musical arrangements have come forward to supplement the fine work of the group.