ALL eyes were at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu last June 3 as students from Brown Academy of Music (BAM) showed their talent in a concert called Just Stand Up.
BAM is a performing arts school launched on January 2016 founded by Adam Brown together with his wife Anna Fegi-Brown.
The concert that took place featured its summer enrollees who, according to Adam, started their lessons last April 17. “It is a challenge to get 140 students ready to perform in just seven weeks. They came twice a week for their lessons for six weeks and then a full rehearsal week,” he said. “Overall, we had over 200 students enrolled this summer, which was by far a record for us.”
Apart from lessons for voice and musical instruments, it also offered dance classes. It was offered since the school opened but became a more intesive course during the summer, with Monica from Knapsack Dancers as mentor to the kids.
Students performed their hearts out with a string of soulful renditions to upbeat tracks and dance performances. The concert also featured special guest star, Sheryn Regis.
The name of the concert was inspired from a song title written by Babyface, the same song performed by the students by the finale. “The lyrics are about staying strong, overcoming adversity, and finding strength to stand up when you get knocked down in life. We thought it was good advice and a perfect song for the students to learn,” Adam shared.