Jishin Taiko rebuilding in progress...

CSUN IEP End of the Semester Event

Saturday, December 10, 2011
On Friday, December 9th, we were invited to perform at CSUN's International Exchange Program's End of the Semester Event. We've been performing at this event for nearly 7 years, and we've really enjoyed every time we have! Thanks for the long-time support! We really enjoyed the energy that was there!

Photo credit goes to Jeffrey Sabino! Thanks Jeff!!!


(UPDATE) Fundraiser at Wrappidup!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Jishin would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of you who came and supported us at the Wrappidup fundraiser!


Fundraiser at Wrappidup!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Help support Jishin Taiko Ensemble while having a tasty meal at Wrappidup on November 16th and 17th!!! Bring in your student ID, and help us out while receiving a 10% discount.
Make sure you have our flyer with you! (You can print one out yourself! Click on the image above for the embiggened image of the flyer.)

If you haven't had Wrappidup yet, please go try it out! Jishin members love their food!


New Schedule

Monday, October 31, 2011
We have decided to change our performing member practice to Friday nights.

Member practices are now Monday and Wednesday nights.


Sigma Alpha Epsilon Casino Night Performance

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Last Saturday, we had a great time performing at Sigma Alpha Epsilon's Casino Night as a part of their Variety Show. We performed on the CSUN campus in the Grand Salon during the event. Thanks for having us, Steven!

From Sigma Alpha Epsilon Casino Night Performance

From Sigma Alpha Epsilon Casino Night Performance

Joint Practice with Valley Charter School

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Yesterday, we had our first ever joint practice with the Valley Charter School's taiko players. Thanks for having us! We had a great time! We hope to play taiko with you guys again.


Sheet Music!

Friday, October 7, 2011
Hey newbies!

We have sheet music for the songs "Accents" and "Renshuu" on the left column of this page! It's under the "Warm Up Music" section.


Just click on the link, and you should be able to access the PDF file!

See you at practice!


Newbie Orientation Day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Hey guys!
Jishin Taiko's Newbie Orientation Day is:

+Wednesday, 28th
+7:00pm to 8:00pm
+We'll be providing refreshments!

Come and check us out! We'll perform a couple of songs, introduce you to the group, and have a workshop where you'll get to hit the taiko!


Matafest 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welcome back, Matadors! We started off the new school year by playing at the Matafest!

Thanks to everyone who came out! Let's have a great school year!

Stone Soup Music Faire 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank you, Grover Beach, for all your love and support! We had a blast playing at the Stone Soup Music Faire! Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!

Video credit goes to Sparkydan639. Thanks for coming out!

Hello everyone!
Jishin will be performing at the Stone Soup Music Faire 2011 in Grover Beach!! It'll take place next weekend (Saturday, August 27th to Sunday, August 28th!) Please come and give us your support and join us for a fun time at the festival!



Evergreen Baptist Church, LA Performance

Monday, August 15, 2011
On August 14th 2011, Jishin Taiko performed at Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

The pieces performed were Korekara, Matsuri, and Suzume.

After the performance, people from the audience were given a chance to hit the drums. Members of Jishin Taiko aided the volunteers through basic rhythms and kuchi shōga exercises.

We enjoyed performing for you guys! Thank you for having us!

Summer Practice Schedule

Friday, June 24, 2011
Taiko practice for the summer is the same as our schedule before; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7-10pm in the taiko room. Summer practice is not mandatory, but we highly recommend it to those interested in joining in the fall or planning to become performing members! Also, due to a couple of important shows coming up in August, Wednesday practices may prioritize performing members once again. Just as practice during school session, do not see this as a discouragement to attend this day. This is an opportunity, especially for those aspiring to become performing members, to practice learning the songs we perform by watching, listening, and shadowing on the sideline. Keep in mind, it is not often so many of the performing members are in attendance on any other practice day during the summer. All we ask is for your attention and serious attitude/interest towards taiko. But other than that, we wish you all a great summer and hope to see you at practice! :)

Charity Concert for Japan

Monday, June 13, 2011

We are on a paper! :D

Sunday, June 12th @ 4pm in Torrance

The Lighthouse Foundation asked us to perform for their benefit concert to raise funds for Japan.

Intercollegiate Taiko Invitationals!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Woo! We are so excited for the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational. :D The host this year is UCLA's Yukai and Kyodo. Come out on Saturday and Sunday night to watch all the participating taiko groups perform, including us! :D
17th Annual Intercollegiate Taiko Concert info.

Edit: Tiring weekend of walking and workshops, but had a blast mingling with all the other taiko groups and workshop leaders there! Our performance, although only one song (Yamabiko), was successful and received praise from those who barely knew who we are as a collegiate taiko group. :) Thanks to Philip, Blaine, Arisa, and Ai for performing as members/alumni members of Jishin Taiko! <3 Congrats to all the groups that performed; both concerts were great. Can't wait to see you all again at next years Invitational hosted by Stanford!

(more photos coming soon...)


Friday, May 6, 2011

Edit: ~Thank you for those who came out and supported us! Our annual spring concert is done for our family, friends, and fans. ;) None of our effort is worth it without you in mind.

"An Evening with Dr. Cornel West"

Friday, February 4, 2011

CSUN's brand new Valley Performing Arts Center presents Dr. Cornel West as key speaker to kick-off Black History Month. We were honored to have been chosen to perform for the opening ceremony in this event. The huge stage was overwhelming, but was a wonderful experience for our group.

CSUN Hockey Game

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This is one of our favorite events to perform for. We enjoy cheering on our school's hockey team. It's cold, but the energy from our excitement towards the game helps warm us up. ;)