A US-Japan Friendship Concert was scheduled for the same day and time as our concert and we just recently found out about it. The MC Perry choir and band will play alongside the Japanese students. We are sure that many of our community members would like to attend this concert and we did not want to cause a conflict.
We will try and reschedule the concert for a later date after February 15th. We will keep you updated via e-mail.
Mrs. Fujimoto and other players were in agreement with the decision to reschedule.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Officers' Spouses' Club has a great tradition of hosting a Japanese Music Concert each year. It is free to the community and is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience beautiful Japanese music and culture! It is open to all base personnel, SOFA status as well as our Japanese counterparts.
The main instrument, hence the name of the event, is the stringed Koto, which is the national instrument of Japan. There are Taiko drums, which is a bit redundant name....since Taiko means drum in Japanese. ☺ There are also bamboo flute players and guitarists.
The actual concert on Sunday, January 30th, starts at 3:00
The detailed Schedule of Events is as follows:
Escort KOTO, FLUTE AND GUITAR players (9 players) to chapel.
1:30-2:45 pm Koto players set up and rehearsal
Escort TAIKO DRUM players to chapel (5 players)
CONCERT STARTS (ALL HANDS)
Sakura 21 by Toshhito Mizno (koto, bamboo flute )
Seselaginofu by Seiko Kikushige (koto and bamboo flute)
Besame Mucho (bamboo flute and guitar)
INTERMISSION (10-15 Minutes)
~ 4:00 PM
Kosamenoyoru by Katsuko Tchikushi (Koto solo and guitar)
Yumeno meikyu by Toshihiko Mizno (koto and flute)
Napolitana by Sato Yoshishisha (Koto and guitar)
Taiko Drums - Marifu Boom Boom Group
A Special Time: opportunity for audience to practice koto and Taiko drums on stage!
END OF CONCERT
Help players put instruments in cars and clean up chapel
5:30 to 6:30
RECEPTION for players and MEMBERS to thank the players for coming to MCAS.
VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED
AT THE MAIN GATE to PROVIDE HELP
AT MAIN GATE to PROVIDE HELP
TO CARRY INSTRUMENTS TO CARS IF NEEDED BY PLAYERS
Please consider staying after the concert to thank the players individually.
Please drop your dish before the concert in Capadeno Hall, next to the chapel.
If you can help,
please contact Valerie Saunders
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by phone at 253.2152.