KT Graduation Class of 2015!

In honor of yesterday’s graduation, Kazan Taiko would like to thank and congratulate our nine seniors for all their hard work, leadership, and accomplishments these last few years. It has truly been a pleasure playing with each and every one of you, and your faces will be missed by many not only in Kazan, but in the USC student community at large. Kazan Taiko wishes each of you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors! Come back and visit often!

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   Shoko Oda                      Andre Toure                  Kevin Nguyen

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 Cody Uyeda                   ShuWen Zhang                  Helena Yang

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   Gianni Chen                  Wade Yamazaki                Ze Khai Wong

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                                              KT For Life!


AP Grad Performance

Dear friends, this past thursday we recently concluded our performance at the Asian Pacific Graduation ceremony (AP Grad), which commemorates all graduating Asian/ Asian-Pacific students. This is one of our annually requested performances, and we have come to see it as one of our favorite, because we get to perform with our graduating members one last time!

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                                                    Dokokara! 

Also, this officially marked our last school-related performance of the spring 2015 semester, and we finished it off in style with two of our most dynamic pieces- Dokokara, and RDF (Rising Dragon Fist)! It was great to play with our graduating seniors one more time before graduation, and truly is the best way to send them off!

 

Kazan’s Spring Banquet 2015!

Its hard to believe but we’re finally here… the end of the semester! It has been a truly amazing year, and what better way to commemorate a successful season and an amazing spring concert than with our annual spring banquet!

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This year’s banquet was held at Wokcano in downtown LA, and it was great seeing everyone together for the last time this semester. Amidst good food and friends, we celebrated the leadership of the outgoing Executive board, and welcomed in the new board who will be leading Kazan into an even brighter future come Fall.

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Incoming 2015-16 Board

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Outgoing 2014-15 Board

Additionally, true to tradition, each member was also commemorated with an individual certificate, complete with a unique nickname based on their personality, achievements, or defining attributes!

member certificates!

member certificates!

gifts and transitions!

gifts and transitions!

The amazing 2014-15 directors!

The amazing 2014-15 directors!

Following dinner, we took a walk down the street to boba 7, which definitely didn’t disappoint! From the Rose milk tea to the Horchata boba, and even alcoholic boba too, it was definitely the best post-banquet refresher. Lastly, Kazan loves karaoke, so the majority of the members then ventured over to a Karaoke spot to sing the night away surrounded by the best friends anyone could ask for.

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karaoke!

As the outgoing seniors prepare for graduation, and as we push our way through the last weeks of finals, we can say without a doubt that this year has been the best so far for Kazan, and we look forward to an even brighter future, building upon the achievements that each class has done to make Kazan what it is today.