Help Us Build a Drumming Dojo

$2,710 of $48,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 31 months

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!

Donation levels: 

- 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!

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No news to report on the hunt for a new dojo, but meanwhile we're gearing up for another summer season of Taiko!

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!
supporting 2016's T & L runners
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Wow! After just a bit longer than three months, we have already raised more than 5% of our goal. That's fantastic! Some donors have preferred to reach out directly, which is absolutely fine, too.

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!
Dancing on top to stretch the hide
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This campaign is off to a great start! Thanks to some early donations from family and friends, we've raised over 2% of our goal in less than ten days! We also got some great tip-jar-love at our concert last Saturday, which was tremendous fun. Our next performance is this coming Saturday, at the Thelma & Louise half marathon in Moab. Drum on!!!
May 28, 1016 show, Swanny Park in Moab
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$2,710 of $48,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 31 months
Created May 12, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Moab Taiko Dan
Certified Charity
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Moab, UT
EIN: 870679263
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28 months ago
Julia and Stephanie
28 months ago

Drum on!

Tammy Merritt
29 months ago

My daughter's godmother definitely needs a real Taiko dojo!

Corina Stoicescu
29 months ago

May you all be able to grow and develop your organization and may many people have a chance to see the joy on your faces when you play!

29 months ago
Kitty Benzar
29 months ago

Yay Monk! You go, girl!

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