We are hard at work getting ready for our performance in Washington DC on Sunday, March 31 at the National Cherry Blossom Festival!
We were lucky enough to join some of our friends from the taiko community last year at this event, and we’re excited to have another opportunity. (Thanks to Mark H Rooney, Miyako Taiko, and all the other local organizers!)
Don’t miss out! We will close registration for our 4-week beginner session (starting Sunday 1/13) at the end of this week – or earlier if we hit our class size limit. So if you’re looking to learn to play these awesome drums, make sure to preregister!
Details are here. Follow the link to the JASP website to sign up.
Pittsburgh Taiko will head out to North Park Lake for a day of racing and fun at the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, September 30. This free event features food, performances, crafts, and best of all, dragon boat races!
Pittsburgh Taiko will join CMU’s Japanese Student Association in their annual Matsuri event on Tuesday, April 10.
Pittsburgh Taiko is performing at 7 pm, but come early to enjoy Japanese food, games, and a full program of performers. The event runs 3:30-8:00 pm in Wiegand Gymnasium in the Cohon University Center at CMU.
Matsuri is a fundraiser for Minato school, which was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
Our next four-week class starts Saturday, March 31 at Winchester Thurston school in Shadyside.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn a new musical skill, needs a unique workout, or just wants to find out what it’s like to hit those big drums! It’s designed for adults and older teens (high school and up), and no previous musical experience is needed.
Register at the link on our workshops page. The page also has more information about what to wear and bring, and what to expect.