Music

Children in the JBBP participate in Taiko-drumming classes once/week starting in 4th grade. These classes, led by Melody Takata, are one of the many enrichments provided by strong fundraising at Clarendon.

Taiko (Japanese drumming) is both a combination of traditional music and dance form that reflects the unique cultural focus of the JBBP. Students with heightened interest are also invited to perform during the Cherry Blossom Festival in April each year. There is also a year-end performance put on by all 4th and 5th grade students where family members are also invited on stage to enjoy this art and exercise.