Burly Birds

Class of 2017

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Isaac Caldas

Hometown: Duarte, CA
Major:
Music Education
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Swing
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I love the people most of all and the connection we make while rehearsing and performing!

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Brandon Fujii

Hometown: Camarillo, CA
Major:
Biology (Pre-Dental)
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Yonsei
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I enjoy performing taiko and bonding with people who I can call family.

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Micah Flores

Hometown: Macomb, IL
Major/Minor:
Biology/English
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Yonsei
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I love the people, the drums, and the strong sense of community that Kyodo brings.

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Jenny Li

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major:
Computer Science
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Encore Remix
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I enjoy playing cool beats and performing with a diverse and energetic group of people.

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Jason Muljadi

Hometown: Northridge, CA
Major/Minor:
Neuroscience/History
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Okami
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
Kyodo is a family that has given me a lot of support throughout my entire first year. Kyodo has challenged me to grow in many ways and helped me learn to take a break once in a while and just bang some drums!

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Kiana Shibata

Hometown: Rohnert Park, CA
Major:
Japanese
Year:
3rd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Copy Cats
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
The family I’ve found within Kyodo has made my college experience so much more than I would have ever imagined and it’s been really nice to have this creative outlet to balance out the hard academics as well.

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Emily Pham

Hometown: Arcadia, CA
Major/Minor:
Pre-Human Biology and Society/Prospective Asian American Studies Minor
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Tapas Remix
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I love being able to perform with a tight-knit family which pushes me to be a better person and musician.

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Niveda Tennety

Hometown: Chicago Suburbs, IL
Major/Minor:
Environmental Science/Gender Studies
Year:
3rd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Okami
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I'm grateful that playing taiko allows me to keep playing music and to challenge myself. But most of all, I love the support system and the sense of community that defines Kyodo.