Posts Tagged ‘Foundation Team’

Works In Progress 2013-14 Finished!

Monday, January 20th, 2014

WIP Miles 2014

We had our last Works In Progress concert of the season last Saturday night at the Miles Memorial Playhouse and have a ton of people to thank. First of all a huge thank you goes out to Justin for allowing us to use his amazing theater. We always enjoy performing at the Miles. A huge thank you goes out to Kaz, David, Yuta and Jason who performed with us and to Courtney who helps with everything. Also thank you to the large group of taiko peeps that stayed afterwards and helped us load out! Sometimes at On Ensemble I feel like our goal is to have the highest ratio of drums to performer possible so the extra help is always appreciated:

Time lapse video of the set up. (Thank you Kaz for the video!)

Finally a huge thank you goes out to all of our generous FoundatiOn Team donors who helped make all of our Works In Progress concerts possible. In the coming months we’ll be working on all the thank you gifts including the new EP and will be posting our progress here. We are very excited about the new pieces and can’t wait to share them with you! (Thank you Ayano & Kim for the photos!)

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Thank you FoundatiOn Team donors!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Thank you George Aoyama for your donation!

Thank you FoundatiOn Team donors!

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Thank you for your donation Kim!
Kim Nakashima becomes the 101st FoundatiOn Team donor!

Thank you FoundaiOn Team donors!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Thank you to Stacey Nakasone for her donation to the 2009 FoundatiOn Team! Stacey is our 100th donor this year and brings the grand total to $11,375!

Thank you again to all of this year’s donors! I will have updates from the hands-on workshops as they happen over the next few months. Thanks to the generosity of the FoundatiOn Team, On Ensemble is providing eleven taiko workshops to public school students!

Thank you FoundatiOn Team donors!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

The following donors made contributions to the FoundatiOn Team, bringing the total number of donors this year to 99! Will we have a 100th donor?..

Thank you for your generosity!

Chikako Hara
David Wells
Tetsuo Uyeda

Thank you FoundatiOn Team donors!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Thanks to recent donations from the following people, the fund drive isn’t done yet! In fact, we’ve passed $11,000, generating our eleventh, free, hands-on taiko workshop to public school kids!

Cathy Ginn
David and Kate Cowsky
George Abe
Lloyd Nakano
Michelle Fujii
Mikko Henson
Shira Mendes De Leon

Thank you FoundatiOn Team donors!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Thank you to the following contributors who helped push us over the top!

Chris Tin
Dardy Chang
Deborah Laux and Claire Lee
Elaine Ishida
Eric Chang
Johnny Mori
Juni Kobayashi
Leslie Siegel
Louis Laudermilk
Patrick McCabe and Sue Minor
Nicki Bergstrom and Dan Noel
Sharon Sato Dow
Tosh and Teresa Kameda

We did it! YOU did it!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Thanks to the generous contributions of 102 donors, the FoundatiOn Team has reached our 2009 goal of $10,000! We had an inspiring spurt toward the end, along with some of our largest donations ever, pushing the grand total to $11,445.51!  We did it!  YOU did it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone!

You made Works in Progress, and eight, brand-new taiko compositions possible!

You have also brought taiko to dozens of public school students! As promised, On Ensemble will be providing 10 hands-on taiko workshops, free of charge to Glassell Park Elementary School!  For the past few months, we have been working with the principle to structure the program to provide maximum benefit to the 4th and 5th grade classes.  On Ensemble is extremely excited to help bring more arts education to public schools.  Did you know that California elementary students receive 35% less music and visual arts instruction than the national average?!  Thank you to the FoundatiOn Team for helping us do something about it!

From me personally also… thank you, thank you.  I am extremely moved by the incredible support On Ensemble receives.  Multiple times during the fund drive I found myself choked up, totally inspired by your generosity.  It means the world to me that so many of you value On Ensemble’s music, our efforts in the taiko world, and our work in the larger community.  Thank you, thank you.

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