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FREE Taiko Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Don't know what taiko is? Not sure if you want to take a class? Come to our first-ever Open Rehearsal Night Thursday, Dec. 19, from 7-8 p.m. to see what it's all about.
Free and open to everyone, including kids ages 5-15 (parents welcome, too).
Message from Our Director
Our former treasurer has been indicted for allegedly embezzling approximately $30,000 from our group.
Junsei Ito faces a federal mail fraud charge for allegedly using group money to pay personal expenses and then falsifying group financial records to cover up the scheme, according to the indictment.
When this issue came to light in February 2013, we appointed a new treasurer, bolstered our accounting practices and enacted additional safeguards for overseeing and tracking our revenue and expenses. The news came as a shock to us as we had considered Junsei a trusted member and friend.
We want to make our donors, clients, fans and other interested parties aware of the situation and we want to assure them that we are doing everything we can to not only recover our money but also prevent this from ever happening again.
Until now, we have not been able to say anything, under direction from our attorney, as the matter works its way through federal court. But with recent media coverage, we wanted to take this opportunity to address our fans directly.
Throughout this challenging time, we continue to practice regularly, develop our skills, perform, teach and pay our bills on time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Director, St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
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