About Oshkosh Taiko
Oshkosh Taiko is a Japanese taiko-drumming group based at UWO. The group offers taiko-drumming performances and presentations at UWO and its surrounding communities. Our mission is to promote Japanese culture and increase cultural diversity through taiko.
Who can be a member?
Current UWO students, teachers and staff members
Former students of the Japanese language at UWO
Oshkosh and surrounding community members who are interested in Japanese taiko-drumming and Japanese language and culture.
Oshkosh Taiko has two teams, Team WA (和) and Team KO (湖). WA meets on Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 during the regular semesters. KO meets all year long on the first and third Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00.
Performances since 2022
To watch our recent performances since 2022, please visit Oshkosh Taiko YouTube Channel.
Past Performances (2014-2021)
Attention Teachers and Community Leaders!
Please contact the Japanese program if you are interested in hosting an Oshkosh Taiko performance at your school/community event.
Oshkosh Taiko is financially supported by
- Milwaukee Taiko Group Hibiki (響), who has taught taiko-drumming techniques to our Japanese instructors.
- Artist Steve Bathke, Omro, WI, who created taiko stands and drumsticks for nagado daiko.