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.
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
2, 9, 16 & 30 September
7,14, 21 & 28 October
4, 18 & 25 November
9 & 16 December
13, 20 & 27 January
3 & 17 February
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 March
6 & 20 April
4 & 18 May
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June
6 July (spare date)
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.
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
2, 16 & 30 September
14 & 28 October
13 & 27 January
9 & 23 March
1, 15 & 29 June