Music association Takostu, based in Stiens, the Netherlands, has a rich history since its establishment in 1995. With more than 100 enthusiastic members and various sections in different age groups, including a showband, a youth band, a kids’ corps, and a percussion group for people with disabilities, Takostu has distinguished itself nationally and internationally. The association offers free music lessons to youth from the age of 7 to stimulate their love for music. Showband Takostu has a unique presence during performances at parades, corsos, and festivals.
A recent highlight in Takostu’s history was their participation in the World Music Contest (WMC) in 2017. The showband shone in their performances, achieving the highest score ever recorded in the march parade and securing the first place in the world rankings. In 2022, they obtained a second place in the march parade and a third place in the show competitions. Takostu remains a proud musical group with a strong focus on music education and high-level performances.