Attn: SoCAL – Call for NATC Equipment

It has been eight long years since the Southern California Taiko Community has had the esteemed honor of hosting the North American Taiko Conference (NATC).

On behalf of the Taiko Community Alliance and the Taiko Community of San Diego, we are very excited to be presenting the 2017 North American Taiko Conference (NATC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) August 10-13.

As you are probably aware, there are many factors to consider when planning and executing an event of NATC’s caliber. One of the key aspects of a successful NATC is acquiring enough taiko and other percussion items to be used during our workshop offerings. In an effort to provide the best experience for NATC participants travelling from near and far, we are looking towards the Southern California Taiko Community for help.

It is our hope that your group/organization will consider lending some equipment for use at NATC. We are in need of all types of taiko, stands, and small percussion/narimono for our workshop offerings. If you could kindly fill out the NATC 2017 Equipment Survey by Thursday, June 16th, that would help us establish an inventory

We sincerely appreciate your time and consideration of our request. Please be assured that all equipment loaned to NATC will be cared for and monitored with the utmost of respect by our Equipment Committee staff and volunteers. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of us.

Respectfully yours,

Derek Oye
TCA Chair

Johnny Mori
TCA Chair Emeritus

Terry Nguyen
Conference Coordinator

Jimmy Nguyen
Equipment Manager