Japanese drumming in Western Massachusetts
Mountain River Taiko is the only Japanese drumming group in western Massachusetts. We are a multi-generational community group sharing our love for taiko in the Connecticut River Valley region for over 10 years.
A big thank-you to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, for supporting cultural programs through the COVID-19 epidemic! We are honored and grateful to receive $7000 as part of the Cultural Sector Recovery for Organizations grant.
We have been awarded a small grants fund from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts AAPI Commission! We thank the AAPIC for all that they do to further AAPI issues in the state, and we are excited to grow and improve thanks to this extra funding of $1000.
Check out our new promo video below! We are grateful to have been able to work with Boundless Video Productions (Amherst, MA) to create snazzy promotional videos from footage from our 10th Anniversary Show! Watch all of them on our YouTube Page.
We have been approved for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status! We are pleased to announce that we have obtained 501(c)(3) status, so any donations made to Mountain River Taiko are tax-deductible donations. Donate to Mountain River Taiko to support taiko in western Massachusetts and beyond: https://givebutter.com/MRTMerch
Intro to Taiko classes begin! Classes run on Monday evenings from 10/17 - 12/12. SOLD OUT. More information
Interested in learning more about playing taiko? Mountain River Taiko offers a beginner program that takes a deep dive into taiko fundamentals.
Add the thunderous sound of taiko to your next event! Mountain River Taiko is available for performances for a variety of locales, lengths, and budgets.
Taiko fuses rhythm and movement; mind, soul, and body. Playing together brings people together. Try your hand at the big drums!
Mountain River Taiko is grateful for the support of the Mass Cultural Council through its Cultural Sector Recovery Grants program.
Support us with a vote!
Vote for Mountain River Taiko (Florence, MA) for Florence Bank's Customer Choice Community Grant Awards! Florence Bank is awarding a total of $125,000 to nonprofits throughout the region, based on votes from their Bank customers, and we would like to be among the winners! We need your support. Follow this link to cast your vote today:
Vote here: https://www.florencebank.com/customers-choice-community-grants
Donate your car to support taiko!
You can donate your vehicle and support taiko in western Massachusetts! Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible.
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Donations & Merchandise
Help support community taiko in western Massachusetts-- Donate at the link below!
** Merch purchases are intended for in-person sales only. Unless explicitly stated, we will not ship merchandise.
All gifts to Mountain River Taiko, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.