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CONGRA-CHU-LATIONS 2022

TCA is proud to celebrate the graduating taiko players in our community with the third year of Congra-CHU-lations (see what we did there)? We are grateful for our wonderful collegiate taiko community which has remained active and committed despite the multiple challenges that the past two years

Why leadership?

In our last article, Roy Hirabayashi provided a definition of leadership for us to consider. In this space, I would like to explore why leadership is important.

2021 TCA Grants Awarded

Congratulations to our 2021 TCA Grants recipients! Since 2016, TCA has dedicated increasing amounts of funds to the Grant Program, culminating this year in $20,000 to fund grants that support projects in 2021-2022.

Introducing: TCA Regional Meet-ups!

Join us throughout the month of May as we gather within our local taiko communities to share the needs/wants of taiko folx in your area, hear about the current inner workings of TCA directly from TCA Staff, and have sharing favorite exercises, skills drills, or stories.

The Taiko Network – How Our Community is Connected

Have you ever thought about how we are all connected in the taiko community? As promised, Taiko Census team member Josh Yoon utilized data collected from our 2020 Taiko Census and generated our first-ever Taiko Social Network – a visual representation of the ties we share as taiko players in an ever-growing community.

Why Leadership?

Beginning in March of 2021 and extending through October, San Jose Taiko Co-Founder Roy Hirabayashi and TCA Board Chair Derek Oye will be leading TCA's first-ever leadership course, combining their shared experiences and those of many respected taiko leaders in our community who will serve as guest speakers to examine leadership styles and challenges we face as leaders to

What is leadership?

Beginning in March of 2021 and extending through October, San Jose Taiko Co-Founder Roy Hirabayashi and TCA Board Chair Derek Oye will be leading TCA's first-ever leadership course, combining their shared experiences and those of many respected taiko leaders in our community who will serve as guest speakers to examine leadership styles and challenges we face as leaders to