This year San Francisco Taiko Dojo will be celebrating two milestones: November 9th and 10th will mark the 45th International Taiko Festival at Zellerbach Hall, and this June is Tanaka Sensei's 70th birthday!
To honor Sensei and to kick off the celebration of the 45th anniversary, SFTD is holding a Reception. All current and past (and future!) students, families, and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. The event includes dinner, speeches and of course entertainment!
The Reception will also function as a fundraiser that will support bringing exceptional taiko talent to perform in what promises to be an epic 45th International Taiko Festival. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to SFTD.
We look forward to celebrating 45 years of taiko in North America and Tanaka Sensei’s 70th birthday, with you. Even more, we hope you will join us to acknowledge and respect the ways that Sensei has impacted North American culture and touched thousands of lives with his “Tanaka style” of taiko drumming.
Please contact Ryuma Tanaka (415.999.2424, email@example.com) or the person who sent you this invitation for more information.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is limited parking available in the parking lot at the venue and residential street parking, so we encourage attendees to carpool.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Ryuma Tanaka at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, there will be a list of paid attendees at the door. You will just need to check-in by giving us your name at the door.
Is there a performance, and if so who is performing?
Yes, Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo will be performing at this event.
Is my registration transferrable?
Yes, but please contact Ryuma Tanaka (email@example.com) in advance, inform him that you cannot make it, provide the name of the person replacing you, and their dinner selection of chicken, fish, or vegetarian. The deadline for ticket transfers is, Friday, June 14th.
What is the refund policy?
Sorry, no refunds. But you can contact Ryuma Tanaka (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need to explain your situation.
The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
It is okay as long as you contact Ryuma Tanaka (email@example.com) in advance, and inform him that you cannot make it and provide the information requested in #7 abov.
By when do I need to purchase the ticket? Can I pay at the door on the day of the event?
All attendees need to pay in advance by June 12th. Sorry, no door sales.