It feels good to be back! This past weekend we returned to the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) as part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series. Donning our signature red happi coats, we once again took to the LPAC stage for a full show of Soh Daiko classics.
Not only were we fortunate to have a few former Soh Daiko members return for this year’s performance, but we had our 2022 probationary members incorporated throughout. With everything from drumming parts to waving the Soh Daiko flags, our probationary members made their performing debut with spirit and poise, and we could not be more proud!
We started our day as we always do before a show—early and with an equipment van! Our drums, stands, and accessories were carefully packed for the drive to Queens, leaving room for plenty of time for tech rehearsal (and lunch!) at the theater.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the show. We were so grateful to see old friends, including the terrific stage crew at LPAC, and to meet new fans and potential future taiko players! For anyone who missed it, we hope you’ll come out to see us at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park, Randall’s Island, and more over the next few months. Check out our “Shows” page to see where we’ll be next, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!