Taiko ensembles

Taiko ensembles

Like class groups, Taiko ensembles are fixed groups that have classes almost every week.

These ensembles can be booked for performances at Japanese festivals and Japan-related events.

There are two ensembles, read the options below.

Taiko ensemble 1

The first Taiko ensemble consists partly of a number of Circle Percussion members and partly of students from the taiko school and IDÕ Drum Workouts. This ensemble plays the taikos at a considerably high level. You are eligible for this ensemble if we think you can handle this level. We do invite people for this.

With this ensemble we will rehearse about three to four times a month, which comes down to 32 rehearsals per season. In addition to a performance on the Taikoday , this group will also focus on performances outside our dojo. Like presentations and demonstrations at Japan festivals, at martial art school, etc.

Schedule:

Day: Saturday
Arrival: 9:30 am – coffee and set up instruments
Start rehearsal: 10:00 am
Break: 11:15 am
Second half rehearsal: 11:30 am – 0:30 pm

September 5, 12 and 19

October 3, 17 and 31

November 7, 14 and 21

December 5, 12 and 19

January 2, 16, 23 and 30

February 20 and 27

March 6, 20 and 27

April 3, 17 and 24

May 1, 8 and 29

June 5, 12 and 19

July 3 and 10

Taiko ensemble 2

The second Taiko ensemble of students from our taiko school and participants from IDÕ Drum Workouts. With this group, fun is paramount. This ensemble was founded to make good music together and eventually blow ensemble 1 off the stage at Taikoday :-).

There are of course possibilities to move from Taiko ensemble 2 to Taiko ensemble 1. This will be reviewed for each individual at the end of the season.

Ensemble 2 rehearses twice a month, which actually means eighteen rehearsals per season.

Schedule:

Day: Saturday
Arrival: 1:00 pm – coffee and set up instruments
Start rehearsal: 1:30 pm
Break: 2:45 pm
Second half rehearsal: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

September 5 and 19

October 3, 17 and 31

November 21st

12 December

January 2, 16 and 30

February 20

March 13 and 20

April 17

May 8th

June 5 and 19

3 July