Monmouth Taiko

Monmouth Taiko

Monmouth, Oregon, United States

Founded 1996

Basic Information

    Western Oregon University

Background Information

Group's Mission and Motivation

To enjoy Taiko and share Taiko with the community

Group History
Describe how, where, and why the ensemble was founded. What was its inspiration?

Koichi Ando inspired the beginning of the group.
It has provided a means for which the Japanese students and alumni from Western Oregon University can share their culture with the community

List of Founding Members

Koichi Ando
Todd Wilson

Membership Composition
(i.e. ethnicity, generation, average years of experience, musical backgrounds, and motivation for playing)

Primarily Japanese students or Alumni of Western Oregon University
Directors: community members Todd Wilson and Tom Jenkins

Biggest Changes
Describe two of the biggest changes that have characterized the group's development since its founding

We now have original compositions

Performances, Recordings, Publications

List a selection of your regular performance venues (for example, Denver Sakura Matsuri, Seabrook obon, business conventions, Manzanar Pilgrimage, Maui Marathon, etc.)

schools and multi-cultural festivals through out Oregon


Todd Wilson
12405 Fishback Rd


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A project of the Japanese American National Museum

Major support by The Nippon Foundation