Taiko Honors Ensemble

Taiko drumming is an ancient art going back thousands of years. Kumidaiko, or group taiko drumming, however is relatively young having approximately a 60 year history. The Taiko Honors Ensemble is comprised of students from the Southwest Licking School District and Davis Middle School of Dublin City Schools. The group is co-directed by Rachael Zordan (SWL) and Susann Barrett (DCS). The group first formed in 2004 as an extension of a year-long residency project with Master Taiko Artist, Eitetsu Hayashi.

Our group plays Japanese taiko drumming. We perform traditional kumidaiko pieces, compositions by Master Taiko Artist, Eitetsu Hayashi, and by Columbus? own Eric ?The Fish? Paton, Our style of playing, from Hachijo style to traditional, varies by composition.