This journal is for Nozomi Daiko. Nozomi Daiko is a Japanese drum (taiko) group that is located at the University of Alabama. We perform throughout Alabama and on occasion in Georgia. Our members include University students, faculty, as well as other community members. Membership is opened to anyone, and we encourage people to join or watch us perform. Although we are a Japanese drum group, we are involved in other functions such as parties, culture events, etc. Our purpose is to promote culture and harmony as well as to have a good time. This journal will contain notes on our meetings weekly meetings, performance dates and evaluations, as well as anything else our members or audience wish to say. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for your support.