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Inaugural Advisory Council

TCA’s inaugural Advisory Council was introduced at NATC 2019 by Derek Oye. This group of foundational members of the taiko community were selected to serve for at least 2 years to advise the existing Board of Directors. This group of individuals have been chosen from across the country

East Coast Taiko Conference 2019

This is a report submitted by Andrew Kihara on behalf of Yamatai Taiko, Cornell University, hosts of ECTC 2019. Yamatai Taiko was the recipient of a 2019 TCA Mini-Grant. The East Coast Taiko Conference (ECTC) 2019 was held on February 22-24 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The conference included over 270 people present, […]

2020 Membership Exceeds 500

Congratulations to the Membership team! The TCA 2020 Membership Drive surpassed 500 new and renewed memberships. And welcome to 22 new LIFETIME members! Were you drawn by the promise of Board Chair Derek Oye's carpet-cutting style? The charm of our regional captains? Or the endearing regional mascots created by Membership Committee member Anne Keesing? If […]

TCA Board Advances During 2019 Retreat

Gathering in Portland this year, the TCA board retreat and annual meeting spanned two days: one day before the start of NATC 2019 and the day after the conference closed. The board filled the days with a packed agenda. Alan and Wisa, longest standing members of TCA on the board, recapped the story of TCA […]

Drummer’s Circle Supports Livestream

Thanks to the generosity of our Drummer’s Circle we met the $5,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge from kaDON/Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten! In total $10,000 was raised. The additional funds supported livestream access to the Taiko Ten concert and the Opening and Closing Sessions for NATC 2019. This provided unprecedented access to a sold out conference. Thanks to the […]