Oh yeah, baby! I've joined a taiko (Japanese drum) team!
We have a Japanese-American drum team on base, there are about 10 of us, and we're taught by Hashimoto-sensei and his wife. Practices are pretty instense, twice a week for 3 + hours each night. Twice a month we travel to the nearby city of Hachioji to practice with a "professional" team, Jinba Taiko, and twice a month, they come to the base to practice with us.
During the late spring and summer, we perform at 2 - 3 festivals per month. Tonight was my 3rd practice. I only know one song so far (which I play veeeeerrrryyyy slowly) so it will be a while before I'm ready to join the team for real performances, but t's so much fun! I have a "thing" for drums and am really loving being on the team. It's a great work out too!