Topham Tora Taiko
The taiko program at Topham Elementary School in Langley, B.C. started as an after school program, giving students in grades 5-7 the opportunity to explore the tradition of Japanese Taiko Drumming. The taiko program was a wonderful extension of our school-wide Japanese as a Second Language Program that is offered to all students from kindergarten to grade 7. In Japanese, “tora” means “tiger”, which is our school mascot! Sadly, our talented staff member (who ran the taiko program for several years) is no longer on staff at Topham. Running a taiko program requires a knowledgeable and experienced person to facilitate that.