A group of taiko club members stretch before they start one of their weekly practices in the music building.
Eli Udler (left), a third semester computer science and engineering major, is following instructions from Adomous Wright (right), the president of UConn Taiko. Taiko pieces are usually taught by the senior UConn Taiko members.
UConn Taiko Club
Club members Adoumous, Cole, JD and Eli pull the cart loaded with taiko drums and stands to the South Rome Ballroom before their International Night performance on Thursday, November 10th, 2016.
Mark Zhao, a third semester psychology major and music minor, adjusts the position of the taiko drums on stage. Because taiko drums are too heavy to be quickly set up, UConn Taiko was scheduled as the first performer at INite.
Wright gives a few last words and instructions for newer members before the group's performance.
Adomous, Cole and Eli perform "Matsuri", which means festival, for the opening of INite. Taiko drums can be set up in various different ways to be played by the drummer.
The group poses for a photo after their INite performance.
Wright addresses the positive and negative aspects of the group's performance on the way back to the music building after INite. UConn Taiko accepts members of all skill levels, regardless of whether or not they have previous taiko experience.