It all began more than thirty years ago when the students of SMA Negeri 3 (3 Senior High School) Bandung took part in a mass-angklung exhibition for the 25th Anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference on 25th April 1980, which had left traces in their heart. With the great assistance of Tim Kesenian Angklung, Tim Paduan Angklung SMA Negeri 3 Bandung was first established, and later changes into Keluarga Paduan Angklung SMA Negeri 3 Bandung (KPA3) on 4th October 1980 after having one set of angklung.
KPA3 was a pioneer in performing modern pop music by tradition instrument, which was considered a major breakthrough. As time passed by, KPA3 has attained numerous achievements, confirm it as one of Indonesia’s leading angklung orchestra. Along its journey, KPA3 has enlightened its vision in strengthening the quality of angklung tradition, and making the angklung as the one of Indonesia’s contribution to the tapestry of mankind history. Further, KPA3 is strongly determined to continuously develop the interest on angklung play for the sake of Indonesia’s identity and dignity.