Takostu Youth Band - Stiens Holland
Takostu Music Association has more than 100 members and consists of a show band, a youth band and a kids' corps. The association was founded on 1 December 1995 after a separation from Fanfare Studio. This explains the special name Takostu, which is an abbreviation of the old name: TA-mboer KO-rps STU-dio.
To stimulate music lessons with the youth, the Takostu association gives free music lessons to young people from the age of 7 in the first year. The lessons within this project are provided by (former) members of the show band of Takostu. The Kultuerried of the municipality of Leeuwarderadeel appreciates the dedication of Takostu for the youth and in 2014 awarded the Masterpriis foar de Kultuer yn Ljouwerteradiel to the association. In both the Netherlands and abroad, Showband Takostu is a popular show band for tattoos, corsos and festivals.
Meanwhile, performances have been given in Belgium, France, Spain, Germany and Russia. In 2017 Takostu participated for the fifth time in the World Music Competition (WMC) in Kerkrade. On the section "Marsparade" the Showband became 94.42 points (the highest score on the Marsparade ever) WMC champion in the highest division. Takostu may call himself WMC Champion Marsparade World Division for the next 4 years.