Relay for Life Performance 5/6
Every year, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at UC Davis hosts an event on campus to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money for cancer research and programs. According to the Relay for Life at UC Davis Facebook page, "During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times." Bakuhatsu was asked back again this year to support the participants by performing while they walked or rested.
Gakusei no Hi Performance 5/17
Every year, the UC Davis Japanese Department puts on an event called Gakusei no Hi ("Student's Day") to celebrate students in the language classes and those who are majoring or minoring in Japanese. There are skits and songs performed by students and the sensei join in the fun as well by doing a choreographed dance together. There's food, prizes, and lots of fun, but there's also another tradition that Bakuhatsu is quite proud of: we get to perform every year as well!
This year's Gakusei no Hi performance was just as great as ones in the past and we love getting to be a part of such a great event that celebrates Japanese culture.
UC Davis MU Grand Re-Opening Performance 5/18
This week we also got to be apart of another amazing event, the grand re-opening of the Memorial Union (MU) at UC Davis. The MU is a place where students can study, go bowling, buy books, and more. Students have been waiting for over 2 years while it's been undergoing remodeling and it finally re-opened on May 1st. When we were asked to perform at the grand re-opening, we were so excited and jumped on the opportunity. It was a short but fun set outside with a lively audience.
Written by Shai Nielson, BTD Historian 2016-2017