Jishin Taiko rebuilding in progress...

ITI FUNDRAISING UPDATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014
Thanks so much everyone for coming out to the Tutti Frutti Fundraiser earlier last week! We greatly appreciate you all contributing to that event and eating some great fro-yo at the same time! We are having 3 fundraisers coming up this week! The first one is happening TODAY, all day, at Presto Pasta, 17923 Chatsworth Street in Grenada Hills from 10:30 AM-9:00 PM. The second one is happening all day tomorrow at The Habit Burger Grill, 9215 Reseda Blvd in Northridge from 10:30 AM-11:00 PM. The third and final one is happening on Thursday, all day, at the L&L Hawaiian BBQ Restaurant, 18657 Devonshire Street in Northridge from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM. All proceeds go to us funding for the ITI that is happening at CSUN at the end of next month! So come on out and support us at these three fundraising events! We are in great need of your support and we greatly appreciate all of you helping all of us! :) :) :)

We have just hosted our very own Talent Show!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
On Thursday, April 10, 2014, during CSUN's Spring Break, we've hosted our very own talent show to raise funds for the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitationals! It was such a great turnout to the event! Thanks so much everyone for coming out to the ITI Talent Show this past Thursday! We greatly appreciate all of your support! We had such a blast performing and showing off our talents for you all! Looking forward to hosting another talent show someday!

We are having a Tutti Frutti Fundraising Sale TODAY!

Hey everyone! We are having a fundraising sale at Tutti Frutti TODAY from 11AM-10PM! Come out and help us raise money for our big event; The Intercollegiate Taiko Invitationals! Come chill out from this hot weather with us by grabbing yourself some frozen yogurt! Just mention Jishin Taiko at checkout! The address of Tutti Frutti is 10186 Reseda Blvd. (on the corner of Reseda and Devonshire) Northridge, CA 91324.

Spam Musubi Fundraising Sale-Update!!!!!

Thanks so much everyone for coming out to the Spam Musubi Sale yesterday! We greatly appreciate you all supporting that event! It's great to see some people come to us hungry and interested in trying the spam musubi! It's really good! We'll be hosting another spam musubi sale later on this month! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

Lunch is on us Monday April 14, 2014!

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Come join and support CSUN Jishin Taiko for a great lunch on Monday April 14! From 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the CSUN Matador Square, which is east of the Oviatt Library, we are selling Spam Matsubi BBQ! All proceeds go to this awesome club and to us funding for the Intercollegiate Taiko Conference happening at CSUN on Memorial Day Weekend! See you there!

CSUN Jishin Taiko @ the CSUN Cross Cultural Friendship Club's Talent Show-Performance Update!!!!!

We would like to say thank you to the CSUN Cross Cultural Friendship Club for having us perform at your talent show last night! We had such a blast performing for you all at the event! We can't wait to entertain you all again soon! The video is up on the videos section of this blog if you want to see the performance in its entirety! Go check it out! We'll be glad you did it!

CSUN Jishin Taiko at the CSUN Cross Cultural Friendship Talent Show!

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Hey everyone! We are performing at the CSUN Cross Cultural Friendship Talent Show TODAY at 6:30 PM at the Grand Salon at CSUN's University Student Union! Hope to see you all there!

What a Difference One Week Makes!

On the week of March 23-29, 2014, CSUN Jishin Taiko had gotten involved in several different exciting things! All in one week! First off, on Monday, Jishin hosted Cal Poly Ponoma's Touzan Taiko for a joint practice. On Tuesday, Jishin went to Asano Taiko US in Torrence, CA for an open jam session with visiting collegiate taiko group Stanford Taiko. Finally, on Saturday, Jishin competed in a friendly competition of The Matsuri Crashers Battle: March Madness Edition against UCSD's Asayake Taiko, also at Asano Taiko US in Torrence, CA. Unfortunately, Jishin lost to Asayake. Final score: JISHIN 1-ASAYAKE 3. Go to the videos section of the blog to catch all of the action! Hope you enjoy these awesome vids! On the bright side, Jishin raised a lot of money in that event, over $700! And it all go towards the Intercollegiate Taiko Conference happening at CSUN on Memorial Day Weekend! What a difference one week makes! From all of us at CSUN Jishin Taiko, we just want to say THANK YOU to everyone: Touzan, Stanford, Asayake, the staff at Asano Taiko US, and everyone else who made that week awesome, exciting, and phenomenal for us! We greatly appreciated it!

CSUN Jishin Taiko at the CSUN Relay for Life Event Update!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting us at the CSUN Relay for Life Event yesterday! We greatly appreciated it! We hope to play at more of these events real soon! We hope to see you all again as well! Want to see all of the action? Go over to the video section of this blog! Hope you enjoy these great vids!

CSUN Jishin Taiko at the CSUN Relay for Life Event!

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hey everyone! We will be performing this Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the CSUN Relay for Life Event at the CSUN Oviatt Lawn! Hope to see you all there!

Congrats to the newly performing members of Jishin Taiko!

Saturday, March 1, 2014
The post says it all. Congrats to the select few people who became the newly performing members and the future of Jishin Taiko! We at Jishin Taiko are extremely proud of all of you! For those of you that auditioned and didn't make the cut, don't worry. There are plenty of opportunities in the future that you can showcase your skills in hopes of becoming a performing member for Jishin Taiko. Have faith, work hard, stay strong, stay positive, and never give up! You will eventually get there someday!

Jishin/Psyko/Touzan Joint Practice Update!!!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We would like to thank The Claremont Colleges Psyko Taiko and Touzan Taiko for a great joint practice this past Saturday. We had so much fun making great music and getting to know all of you! We hope to see you all again very soon!

CSUN Jishin Taiko's Fundraising Updates from the 2013-14 School Year (So Far)!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
So far this school year, we've held a few fundraisers in hopes of reaching our financial goals that will help us host the Intercollegiate Taiko Conference this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend right here at CSUN! For instance, we've sold many CDs back in November 2013 as well as a whole sleuth of tacos back in October 2013. In addition, we're asking local businesses all over the Northridge area to help support and sponsor us by contributing/giving us their various financial amounts that will help us reach our financial goals and make hosting the ITC at CSUN become a reality. Even though we're making progress, we appreciate all of your contributions. And with that, we say thank you! We greatly appreciated it!

So Many General Members Of CSUN Jishin Taiko Auditioned In Hopes To Become Performing Members of CSUN Jishin Taiko!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This past Friday, Valentine's Day 2014, and Monday, February 17, 2014, a small group of general members of this awesome group, about 9 people in total, have auditioned in hopes of becoming a performing member of this awesome group! We just want to say good luck to all of the general members who are auditioning to become performing members! Break a leg! You know who you are! We are so very proud of you!

CSUN Jishin Taiko at the 2013 CSUN VSA's Northridge By Night Talent Show!!!!!

On Sunday, November 10, 2013, CSUN Jishin Taiko performed the song Studio Matsuri at the CSUN VSA's Northridge By Night Talent Show. The video footage of this performance is in the videos section of this blog so go check it out! There, skip to 3:10 of the video if you just want to see the introduction of the group and the performance itself, not the college roll call/shoutout. Enjoy!

Spring 2014 Semester New Member Orientation-UPDATE!!!!!!!!!

On Friday, February 7, 2014, it was our New Member Orientation for the Spring 2014 Semester! It happened at Cypress Hall, home of the CSUN Music Department, in Room 145 from 7:00-9:00 PM. That event was absolutely FREE! Free refreshments, free performances, free workshop, FREE EVERYTHING!!!!! And just like last semester's New Member Orientation that we hosted, we've seen a small group of fresh faces who are willing to learn about the background history of this awesome group and taiko in general as well as learning how to play the taiko for the very first time! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Spring 2014 New Member Orientation that happened on that day! We hope that you had so much fun hanging out with the members as well as seeing some performances and hitting the taiko for the first time! It was a great turnout to the event and we gladly appreciated it!

CSUN Spring 2014 Semester's Meet The Clubs Days-UPDATE!!!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to get to know us and our club at the CSUN Meet the Clubs Days! We greatly appreciated it. We have gotten so many signatures from people who are really interested in learning more about our club! We're looking forward to recruiting more new members in the upcoming future semesters here at CSUN!

Jishin's having an upcoming Joint Practice with Touzan Taiko and Psyko Taiko!!!!!!!

This coming Saturday, February 22, 2014, we are having a joint practice with two awesome collegiate taiko groups, Cal Poly Ponoma's Touzan Taiko and The Claremont Colleges Psyko Taiko, at Cal Poly Ponoma from 3:00-6:00 PM. We can't wait to meet, greet, and get to know all of you! See you there!

CSUN Jishin Taiko Performed 3 songs @ The 2014 Los Angeles Tet Festival in El Monte, CA!

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, the performing members of this awesome group performed 3 songs, KoreKara, Matsuri, and Omiyage at the 2014 Los Angeles Tet Festival in El Monte, CA. Don't believe it? Then go to the video section of this blog to see the video clips from each of the three performances. We hope you enjoy these awesome vids!

CSUN Jishin Taiko at the Spring 2014 Semester's Meet the Clubs Days!

Monday, January 27, 2014
This coming Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28-29, 2014, from 11:00AM to 2:00PM on both days, CSUN Jishin Taiko will be out and about during the Spring 2014 Semester's Meet the Clubs Days recruiting new people to sign up and join the legacy and tradition that CSUN Jishin Taiko has to offer. Come on over to the lawn outside of Bayramian Hall west of the Oviatt Library to meet, greet, and say hi to the current members of Jishin Taiko as well as getting the info you need, regarding the New Member Orientation happening the week after Meet The Clubs Days, to join this club as a new member. We're looking forward to meeting you soon!

CSUN Jishin Taiko vs. LMU: The January 2014 Matsuri Crashers Battle-JISHIN WINS!!!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014
On Saturday, January 25, 2014, the select members and performing members of CSUN Jishin Taiko duke it out in a friendly matsuri crashers battle competition against the select members and performing members of a Loyola Marymount University collegiate taiko group for the first time ever...in a boxing ring nonetheless! We've had such a blast playing taiko against each other! The ending result: Jishin comes out victorious! 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie! It was such a great, energetic, and entertaining battle and we hope to compete and play taiko with each other, in a friendly manner, once again very soon! We're sensing a Matsuri Crashers Battle: March Madness Edition on the horizon! ;) The complete video footage of the matsuri crashers battles is up in the videos section of this blog, so go check them out! We greatly appreciated it!