Word Up

About Word Up


“Word up”Member bios Carlos Jantzen “CJ” PatalinghugAge:                16DOB:             August 7, 1991Grade:           1st Year Student at Anne Arundel Community CollegeInterests:      Singing, Song writing, Hip-Hop/Break-dancing, Choreography, and Martial ArtsAwards:         Honor Student                        Baltimore’s Pop Star Winner (Age 13-14) 2004                        2nd Degree Black Belt - Tae Kwon Do                        Brown Sash – Eskrima (Filipino Stick Fighting)            World Champion – World Eskrima/Kali/Arnis Federation             2004 and 2006Known For: His spirituality and having awesome moves on the dance floor! Alyssa Marie PatalinghugAge:                14DOB:             November 23, 1992Grade:           11th    (Patalinghug Home School Academy and St. Peter the Rock )Interests:      Singing, Dancing, Martial Arts, Sign LanguageAwards:         Honor Student                        Baltimore’s Pop Star Runner-up (Age 8-12) 2004                        1st Degree Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do                        Brown Sash – Eskrima (Filipino Stick Fighting)                        World Champion – World Eskrima/Kali/Arnis Federation                        2004 and 2006                           Known For: Her incredible voice, beauty, and personality! Emmanuel  Joseph “Manjo” PatalinghugAge:                12DOB:             February 25, 1995Grade:           7th   (Patalinghug Home School Academy)Interests:      Singing, Break Dancing, Martial Arts, Baseball, Football, Video                                     GamesAwards:         Honor Student                        1st Degree Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do                        Blue Sash – Eskrima (Filipino Stick Fighting)                        World Champion – World Eskrima/Kali/Arnis Federation                        2004 and 2006     Known For: Always making people laugh! Gabriel Michael “Gami” PatalinghugAge:                10DOB:             March 22, 1997Grade:           5th    (Patalinghug Home School Academy)Interests:      Singing, Break Dancing, Martial Arts, Baseball, Football, Video                                     Games Awards:         Honor Student                        1st Degree Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do                        Blue Sash – Eskrima (Filipino Stick Fighting)                        World Champion – World Eskrima/Kali/Arnis Federation                        2004 and 2006     Known For: Being good at any sport he plays! Angelique Rose PatalinghugAge:                9DOB:             March 7, 1998Grade:           4th (Patalinghug Home School Academy)Interests:      Singing, Dancing, Martial ArtsAwards:         Honor Student                        Baltimore’s Pop Star Winner (Under 8) – 2004                        Red Belt/Black Tip – Tae Kwon Do Known For: Having the voice of an angel!            Jared Colby PatalinghugAge:                6DOB:             January 11, 2001Grade:           Kindergarden/1st (Patalinghug Home School Academy)Interests:      Martial Arts, Anything to do with Spiderman and BatmanAwards:         Green Belt/Blue Tip – Tae Kwon DoKnown For: Having the cutest dimples, ever!!!              The members of the “Word Up” group are all home schooled brothers and sisters.  Their music has debuted on Baltimore’s am radio 1590 – WFBR during the Three Hours of Power weekly radio show.  Recent live performances of their original music include:  The Diocese of  Charlotte, North Carolina’s Eucharistic Congress for over 500 teenagers (2007), Filipino-American Friendship Day Festival (’05, ’06, & ‘07) with attendance of more than 5,000 each year, the  St. Rose of Lima Christmas Concert (2006),  the Holy Trinity “Back to School Jam” (2006), the Power Up Spring Jam (2007), and the Living Waters Birthday Bash (2006), the Bisaya Medical Association Convention (2007), and their very own, sold out,  Album Release Concert.  Alyssa, the lead female vocalist has also performed for over 1000 dignitaries in Washington D.C. singing the Star Spangled Banner when she was only six years old.  She and CJ have also sung the Star Spangled Banner for the Opening Ceremonies of the WEKAF  World Eskrima Tournament in Orlando, Florida in 2006, and for local sporting events.             Word Up’s debut album entitle “Bring It Back” has sold over 500 copies.  For more information on this group visit them on the web at www.wordupalive.com. 

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