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Memorial Rebirth Senju 2017: Seeking performers to be teen band members for a day!

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Why not perform at Memorial Rebirth as a member of a teen band?

We’re looking for performers to create a magical sound space with their musical grooves and dance moves for the “Shabon Odori” Bon festival dance at this year’s soap bubble-filled event in Senju’s Sekiya Park. Join us to create an unforgettable Memorial Rebirth!

The teen band will be a one-off music and dance troupe formed for Memorial Rebirth.
You’re equally welcome if you’ve never performed in front of anyone before!
We want to hear from you if you think it sounds interesting and want to give it a go, or if you’re looking at activities outside of school; if you like Senju or want to check out Tokyo University of the Arts Senju Campus in Adachi-ku; if you want to join in with friends or set yourself a challenge alone; if you want to have a variety of experiences or build on your skills; or if you want to meet different people. Perform as a teen band for Memorial Rebirth if you just love music and art!

Teen band orientation meeting

What will the teen band do exactly?
I’m interested in the teen band but not sure what I can do.
I thought I’d just come along and have a listen.
I want to do a workshop at Tokyo University of the Arts!

Find out more at the teen band orientation meeting.
Start by coming to this orientation!

Date / Time
Saturday, September 23 2017, 13:00-15:00 (Doors open at 12:30)
Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus
(1-25-1 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)

Teen band workshops at Tokyo University of the Arts

Teen band members will be able to take part in workshops led by graduates from Tokyo University of the Arts at the university’s Senju campus.

(A) Music course
Participants will practise an original “Shabon Odori” song with the composer.
You can take part according to your experience: whether you are just starting out playing an instrument, or whether you’ve been playing for years.
Any instrument is okay, whether brass, woodwind, percussion, flute/pipe whistle, keyboard harmonica, castanets, tambourine or anything else.
*Please bring your own instruments. Please contact us about large instruments you are unable to bring in yourself, or electronic instruments like electric guitars.

(B) Performance course
Performers will learn the steps for and dance the “Shabon Odori”, as well as think up Memorial Rebirth outfits based on participants’ strong points. The aim of this workshop is to add a splash of color to the soap bubble filled scene. No performance or dance experience is necessary.
If you want to get involved but don’t or won’t play an instrument, we recommend the performance course.

People living or studying in Adachi-ku aged 10 — 19.
As well as the performance and rehearsal, applicants must be able to attend at least one of the three workshops.

15 people per course (first-come-first-served basis)

Recruitment begins Tuesday, September 5
Orientation meeting Saturday, September 23 (public holiday)
13:00 — 15:00 (doors open 12:30)
Workshop (1) Saturday, October 7 13:00 — 15:00
Workshop (2) Sunday, October 29 13:00 — 15:00
Workshop (3) Saturday, November 4 13:00 — 15:00
Rehearsal Saturday, November 25 ★
Performance Sunday, November 26 ★

*Courses (A) and (B) to be held concurrently
*You may also attend the briefing only.
★ Attendance required

Workshop instructors
Kurukuru Charmy (Miyako Matsuoka, Emi Tomizuka, Fumihisa Tanaka)


*Application is open to anyone, not just participants of the orientation meeting.

[Required information]
1. The name of your preferred course
For (A) Music course, please indicate what instrument you want to play, whether you have experience playing it or not, and if so how many years’ experience
2. Name
3. Name of parent or guardian
4. Telephone number
5. E-mail address
6.Name of school/grade (or organization/age)
7. Dates you plan to attend
*You may also attend the orientation only

Please submit your application with the required information, using either of the following methods:
Website application form:
E-mail: (subject line “Teen band participation”)

*Participants under junior high school age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Please ensure that you can receive emails from
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.


Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)


Orientation / Workshop / Rehearsal
Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus
(1-25-1 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Sekiya Park (17-7 Senju Sekiyacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music/Graduate School of Global Arts, OTOMACHI PROJECT (NPO), Adachi City