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Watsonville Taiko is grateful for the ongoing community support including
funding from the Arts Council Santa Cruz 
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Thanks to a generous grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Watsonville Taiko will be able to purchase new uniforms to celebrate our 25th anniversary.  We will also be able to repair several drums.  Thank you ACTA!

Happy rainy winter!

The skies may be grey and the rain may be falling, but that doesn't mean we are slowing down in the dojo.  Our 25th Anniversary concert, Eventide Over Spring Hill, is just over two months away, and we are busy rehearsing some of our old favorites and learning new pieces. 

Because of concert practice, no new youth or adult students will joining our Friday dojo classes until May. But never fear. If adults would like to learn taiko, we have added a beginner adult class on Fridays at 3:00 for the next few months. Saturday mornings at 9 am we offer Taiko for EarlyBirds.  In addition, we  have classes at GreyBears on Wednesday nights. Our Monday afternoon workshop at Harbor High is currently full for adults, but if you know a Harbor student who would be interested in joining us, please email
Eventide over spring hill
Join Watsonville Taiko as We Celebrate 
 Our 25th Anniversary  
Eventide Over the Spring Hill

A multi-generational celebration of life's journey

 Each person on this journey passes through life stages, gathering gifts of wisdom while seeking the fire of life. Our drummers, from age 7 to 77, have found their fire through drumming. Join us for this 90 minute celebration of life, energy, and the power of taiko.

Crocker Theater
Cabrillo College, Aptos
Saturday, April 16th 7:30pm
Sunday, April 17th 2:30pm
Tickets on sale now!

Conceived and directed by Ikuyo Conant

Adult Class Opportunities
Taiko for Early Birds
Saturday mornings, 9 - 10 am
Deep rhythmic breathing and basic taiko counting
No experience necessary
Kizuka Hall, 150 Blackburn St
$60/month or $17 drop-in 
Adult Taiko Workshop
3 one-month-long sessions
Dates: February 12, 19 & 26
March 4, 11, 18, and 25
April 1, 8, 22, and 29
Kizuka Hall, 150 Blackburn St