Inspired by Venezuela’s “Tocar y Luchar” orchestra, Lourdes Arena de Orozco worked with Imagina to develop and create our children’s symphonic orchestra. The students involved in the orchestra have individual practices for three hours a day, every week day; the complete orchestra rehearses for three hours during the weekend. With so much hands on training, the students’ musical abilities flourish and their opportunities grow.
Endorsed by CONACULTA, the orchestra started in 2009 with 70 children and adolescents. In 2013 the program was then incorporated into the Programa Nacional Música en Armonía del Sistema de Fomento Musical, and is now the leading orchestra of the Sistema Comunitario Musical del Bajío.