Taiwanese School of Georgia Drum Team

Taiwanese School of Georgia Drum Team

The Taiwanese School of Georgia drum team was established in 2008 by student and parent volunteers. The team members are all self-taught and have undergone 2 hours of rigorous training weekly after Saturday school. The team has performed at many important community events and locations around the metro Atlanta area, notably the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Lake LanierDragon Boat Race, Centennial Olympic Park, Gwinnett Civic Center, Duluth Festival, Suwanee festival and the Lunar New Year Festival among many international school events.

In contrast with other cultures that utilized large drums for war, Taiwan’s farmers used theirs’ to summon the rain. The deep bass sound of the drum represents the sky’s rolling thunder, while the high treble note represents the distant lightning strike; after an hour of two of the performance, rain would inevitably appear.
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