Submit a video for this year’s video showcase

This year at ECTC, we’d like to encourage you all to make as many connections in the taiko community as possible. That’s why we’d like that each group attending ECTC to make a short video that will be played at the conference that introduces the group’s goals and what they love about taiko and the taiko community. You may even use the video to showcase a performance or your group’s favorite taiko style. If you are interested in submitting a video, please fill out the following form: https://tinyurl.com/yxjy855r
 
The video can be done in any style. All that we ask is that you have fun with it and show everyone how much you love taiko!

What to Bring to Ithaca

Now that registration is officially closed… it’s time for attendees to get ready for ECTC!!! A lot of you probably have never been to Ithaca so to make sure that you’re prepared, here’s a list of things to bring so that you can have the best weekend ever!
 
To fend off the cold:
  • Waterproof/snowproof shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Car tires: winter/all season (CAUTION)
  • Hats/gloves/scarves
  • Warm fuzzy socks
To live here:
  • Wallet
  • Pajamas
  • ID
  • Toothbrush
To play taiko:
  • Bachi!
  • Any auxiliary instruments
  • ENERGY AND STRENGTH!!!
You can also find this list on the General tab of our Conference Guide which will have all the information you need to have a great ECTC weekend… Only 19 days till ECTC…. GET EXCITED!!

Pre-order from kaDON and Asano Taiko!

We are pleased to announce that both kaDON/Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten and Asano Taiko US have reached out to us with pre-order offers!
 
Visit https://www.mkt.com/kadon to pre-order from kaDON/Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten and https://store.asano.us/ to pre-order from Asano Taiko US! Please see the attached images for more details about how to place your orders and pickup your merchandise!
 
The deadline for orders for kaDON/Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten is February 10th and the deadline for Asano Taiko US is February 14th so place your orders soon!!

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Support ECTC!

As we approach the final month of preparations for ECTC2019, I’d like to humbly request for those interested in supporting the conference to donate via

https://give.classy.org/ectc2019

A major goal of the East Coast Taiko Conference is to keep registration costs affordable to anybody who would like to participate in an exciting weekend filled with taiko, the instrument we all share a passion for!

As a yearly conference hosted by collegiate student groups, we face difficulties in securing funding for the conference. Workshop Leaders already work under extremely generous terms, however, transportation, facilities usage, and equipment add up to a hefty sum.

With your contribution, it will allow us to make sure that the East Coast Taiko Conference stays as a yearly event that helps connect the Taiko Community together and form stronger bonds.

Please consider contributing any amount towards our cause! And if you can’t, no worries! Just sharing this message with your friends and family means a lot to us!

Yamatai

太鼓コミュニティーの皆様へ

今年度の東海岸太鼓カンファレンスまで、いよいよ一ヶ月を切りました。

太鼓コミュニティーの皆様の、毎年のカンファレンスへのご協力とご支援に大変感謝いたしております。毎年盛大なカンファレンスとなり、太鼓コミュニティーが集まって学び、友好を深める大切な場となっております。

本日は、今年度のカンファレンスへのご支援を、折り入ってお願い申し上げます。下記のリンクをクリックしていただいて、ご寄付をよろしくお願いいたします。

https://give.classy.org/ectc2019

東海岸太鼓カンファレンスでは、私たちが愛する太鼓に興味を持つ人が誰でもこのすばらしいイベントに参加できるように、参加費を安価に設定することを目指しています。

しかしながら、毎年、各大学の太鼓部がカンファレンスを主催しているため、資金確保の問題に遭遇します。ワークショップのリーダーを務めてくださる講師の皆様は、この問題を理解してくださり、大変寛大な予算でワークショップをひらいてくださっています。しかし、たくさんの太鼓の調達にかかる費用、会場費、交通費などの費用が膨大な額となってしまいます。

皆様のご支援をいただくことで、東海岸太鼓カンファレンスが毎年開催され、私たちの太鼓コミュニティーが集まって、ますます成長する場となり続けることができます。

どうか皆様のご支援をお願いいたします。また、皆様のご家族やご友人にこのお願いのメッセージを広げてくださいますようお願いいたします。

コーネル大学 邪馬太一同

Registration deadline extended

We have good news… the deadline to register for ECTC will be extended to February 1st! However, please still register as soon as possible before spots run out! Click HERE to secure your spot at ECTC!
 
Also, the deadline to book hotels using our discount codes is still TOMORROW January 22 so if you haven’t reserved your rooms yet, do it NOW. Please visit the accommodations page on our website for more information about the hotels and their rates.