I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Tomoko Sneath and the other members of the newly formed Toowoomba Taiko into the BBRD family.
Tomoko is an academic a USQ's Open Access College, and has been working over the past few months to start up a taiko drumming group here in Toowoomba. With the support of the Japanese-based Takatsuki Drums, Tomoko hopes to grow the numbers interested and participating in regular practice sessions over the coming months.
The Club will be assisting with promoting the group to the University and wider Toowoomba community, and providing support in the writing of grant applications and the such like.
The first session will be Monday 13 February at the MEAC from 7.30 pm. All are welcome.
One of the first orders of the group is to create a range of practice equipment. This will be done as an interim until they are able to obtain authentic taiko, as Japanese constructed drums can run into the thousands of dollars to purchase.
If you are interested, you can contact Tomoko via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up to the Monday night training sessions. Just bring yourself, comfortable exercise clothes and some water. Training contributions and membership/insurance are the same arrangements as for other Club supported activities.