Help Us Build a Drumming Dojo
Moab Taiko Dan (MTD) performs traditional Japanese Taiko songs and original compositions at festivals, footraces, and community events in scenic Moab, UT. Founded in 1994, we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing a unique cultural service in our desert community. Watch this short video to see for yourself.
After twenty-two years of drumming in basements, school band rooms, and other "borrowed" spaces, it's time for us to have our own home: a real Taiko dojo with storage for our beautiful drums, a big practice floor, and no close neighbors to complain about the "noise."
This campaign will cover the downpayment on a building or piece of land. Real estate in Moab, UT, is not cheap. We need a lot of help to make this dream come true. Every dollar put into this fund gets us a little bit closer, and we are eternally grateful for the support of our friends, near and far.
One day, we hope to invite all our loyal fans to a free house-warming concert in our beautiful new dojo. Would you like to be there, as the joyful beats fill the room with our gratitude? Please help make it happen with your generous contribution today!
- Give $50 and receive an MTD ballcap or visor to wear with pride!
- Give $100 and earn a gift certificate for a Beginners Workshop.
- Give $500 and enjoy a private concert at the location of your choosing!
- Give $1000 and get everything we can offer, plus a photo with the group and your name painted on our Wall of Honor in our new dojo!
Next weekend (May 27) is our annual performance at the Moab Arts Festival, followed by drumming for the racers at the Thelma & Louise Half Marathon (June 3). Then we'll start a new tradition of hosting a midsummer Moab Natsu Matsuri (July 22) to celebrate the desert heat with with tasty eats and big beats.
We hope to see familiar and new faces at all these events, so please spread the word!
In the meantime, this summer we built two new drums (see photos) and we've also been working on finalizing our business plan, which will help prospective donors to better understand what their support could mean. Once it's done, we'll post it here.
Thanks, all, for your support of big, beautiful, powerful Taiko drumming in the deserts of SE Utah!