Announcing the NATC Matsuri Crashers’ Battle!

We are pleased to announce the 2017 NATC will host Kris Bergstrom and friends to guide us through a Matsuri Crashers Battle, Saturday night after Taiko Jam!

DATE: Saturday, August 12
TIME: After Taiko Jam
LOCATION: Atkinson Hall, UCSD

From Kris…

“This Battle will be structured a bit differently, beginning with an explanation of the basic structure, followed by musical accompaniment roles for the audience.  Auxiliary instruments are encouraged!..  We’ll have Patrick Graham on chappa!  The goal of this event is to create an environment and backbeat for solos that is maximally inspiring and supportive.  I hope to accommodate a wide range of participants, beginning with low-pressure, guided solos and building to exciting, advanced music by the end.  Thanks to NATC for hosting us!  Let me know if you have questions ( and see you there!”

Questions? Contact Kris Bergstrom at!

Hope to see you there!  Never know what will happen at an NATC Matsuri Crashers’ Battle….