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Attention taiko enthusiasts! Come learn and play with Kyodo Taiko. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome. The Kyodo Taiko tryout period starts on Sunday, October 5th at 10:30AM. Please meet in front of the Bruin Bear to sign in, get your name tag, and have fun!

The remaining tryout dates are Oct. 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, and 26th. We will meet at 9:30PM on Tuesdays and at 10:30AM on Sundays. October 26th is our final showcase date. It is important that you come to all of the tryout dates, as you will be learning taiko form, technique, and a tryout piece. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can run in. (And NO JEANS please!)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at We can't wait to meet you all! See you soon!

Friday, August 22, 2008

.: [ 25th Annual Children's Day Celebration in Little Tokyo ] :.

Kyodo will once again participate in Little Tokyo's Children's Day Celebration, on May 18, 2008. The team will provide entertainment as a part of a multitude of talented performance groups. The team will also lead the 6th Annual Kids Taiko Konference on Sunday, May 18 from 11am-12pm and 12:30pm-1:30pm. To register for the Konference or for the Chibi-K Kids for Kids Fun Run, visit Hope to see you all there!

Friday, April 25, 2008

.: [ 14th Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational ] :.

Kyodo Taiko will be traveling up to Stanford on Memorial Day weekend to participate in the 14th Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational! We are so excited! If anyone's up in the area, let us know!

Friday, April 25, 2008

.: [ Spring Concert Program Ads ] :.

If you'd like to purchase a program ad, please send your design to and please send your payment to 655 Kelton Ave #216, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Half-page ads are $30 and full-page ads are $50. Please make checks payable to "Kyodo Taiko." Thank you for your support.

Friday, April 25, 2008

.: [ 10th Annual Spring Concert ] :.

Kyodo Taiko's 10th Annual Spring Concert is fast approaching! We'd love you to join us on May 9th @ 7pm or May 11th @ 7pm, both in the Northwest Auditorium. This concert is free to the public. To RSVP, please email Indicate your name, which date you'd like to come, your phone number and number of guests (including yourself!). Check in will be at the door. If you have any questions, please email Thanks, and hope to see you there!

Friday, April 25, 2008

.: [ Manzanar ] :.

Kyodo Taiko will be participating in the 39th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 26 and 27, providing entertainment and participating in all activities. Hope to see you there! For more information, visit

Friday, April 25, 2008

.: [ Tryouts ] :.

Kyodo Taiko tryouts have just concluded for the 2007-2008 year. Thank you to all those that participated, and congratulations to those that have been selected to become a part of Kyodo! We are all looking forward to an exciting new year.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

.: [ Recreational Classes at the Wooden Center ] :.

All year long, the John Wooden Center at UCLA offers recreational taiko classes for just $17 a quarter. Compared to tuition and books, that's a steal! The classes are on Friday nights from 6:55pm-8:45pm. That leaves you plenty of time to shower and go party afterwards! Come on out and learn a little about music, a little bit about culture, and a lot about being a UCLA Bruin! Please visit to sign up. The first class will be on Friday, October 12 from 6:55pm-8:45pm. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

.: [ Kyodo Taiko Tryouts! ] :.

If you are interested in trying out for Kyodo Taiko, you are more than welcome to do so! Tryouts begin on Sunday, October 7th at 11:00AM. The next one after that is Thursday, October 11th at 9:30PM. The rest of the dates are: the 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, and 28th (every Sunday and Thursday of October). The start time of each date will continue to be 11:00AM on Sundays and 9:30PM on Thursdays. We will be meeting at the Bruin Bear each time. Please try to make it there on time so we can start as soon as possible! We also ask that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes. We strongly recommend you do not wear sandals or jeans.

We encourage anyone interested to come to tryouts! No experience with taiko is necessary! Best of luck and see you guys there!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

.: [ Japanese Community Night at the L.A. Dodgers Stadium ] :.

Come check us out at Dodgers Stadium on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 as we play for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Japanese American Community Night. Kyodo Taiko will be on at 7:00 P.M. sharp! Then, stay for the game and see if our Boys in Blue can defeat the Colorado Rockies. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

.: [ UCLA Freshman Convocation ] :.

Kyodo Taiko will be performing at the UCLA Freshman Convocation on Monday, September 24, 2007 in the famous Pauley Pavilion. Any Freshman interested in playing taiko should come to get more information and enjoy the live entertainment!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

.: [ UCLA's Enormous Activities Fair ] :.

We will be out at UCLA’s Enormous Activities Fair on Monday, September 24, 2007, located at the Intramural Field. Come chat with us to find out more about taiko, the art of Japanese American drumming. We will also have information regarding try-outs, recreational classes held at the Wooden Center, and upcoming performances! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

.: [ Website updated ] :.

Well, we hope you enjoy the new site layout. It isn't too different from the original actually. All that's new really is the snazzy intro and the fancy banner on top. Anyway, at least it's something new and fresh to look at right?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

.: [ Taiko Gathering ] :.

Who: Kyodo Taiko
What: Taiko Gathering
When: Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 3:55pm - 4:15pm. (this is our performance time)
Where: JACCC plaza in Little Tokyo
It's FREE too! There will be many other taiko groups there performing throughout the day.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

.: [ 13th Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational... the DVD! ] :.

For those of you wondering when the DVD will be released, the editor has just completed it as of two weeks ago, and is currently going through the reproduction and packaging process. If you still need to place orders for your team, or would like to order more, you can contact Aya Ino.
For further updates on the DVD you can check back here!

In other news, the Kyodo website will be receiving a facelift very soon.
Expect to see a new version of the site by the end of the summer.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007



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