The rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in Medieval Spain, especially in Catalonia, Aragon, Murcia, and Valencia. The tradition was later taken to Spanish America and the Philippines. The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning "serenade." - Wikipedia
The IP Rondalla performs throughout the year and conducts additional rehearsals to prepare for performances. Rondalla alumni are encouraged to participate in IP rondalla performances, as they are important leaders and models for the younger players, and practicing and performing together strengthens the inter-generational bonds within the group.