Archive for October, 2008


Kyodo Tryouts – Fall 2008

After a long and arduous October of Sunday afternoons, late Thursday nights, and early Wednesday mornings… Kyodo Taiko tryouts has finally come to a conclusion!

Congratulations to the newbie class of 2008:

Crystal Hanano
Masumi Asahi
Jill Tahara
Samantha Ho
Saki Matsumoto
Yui Kawamoto
Eric Itow

Here are some pictures, taken by Christina Liu from the Daily Bruin.
Note: She requests that you PLEASE do not tag these photos on Facebook!

To the newbies:

Welcome to the family! We’re all really excited to get to know you, so jump into our loving embrace of calloused hands and 6 am practices. Look forward to it!



welcome to kyodo 4.0

Another site redesign, following the recent blog trend, it’s just a whole lot easier to manage.
There’s some new bells and whistles here and there, so enjoy the new look!


Kyodo Taiko Tryouts!

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!


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