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Latest News and Announcements:

Ocarina Concert at Carnegie Hall

Posted by carbon (Member) at 2 May 2014, 10:19 PM. 89 comments

What: USA-Japan Goodwill Concert : International Ocarina Festival
When: June 7th 2014 at 8pm
Where: Carnegie Hall in NYC
Cost: Free (tickets available at the box office)

Ocarina Performers:
Satoshi Osawa, Kazumi Sato, Tomohiro Ibaraki, Satsuki Yuba, Cornell Kinderknecht, and TON's own - Cris Gale. Additionally, Ocarina 7 will be there, as well as other unannounced Japanese performers.

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Facebook Event : https://www.facebook.com/events/669587883090946/

My prolonged absence

Posted by Stephen Bobchin (Administrator) at 14 Apr 2014, 12:29 PM. 26 comments

Thought I would at least give a basic explanation of my prolonged absence. It basically boils down to two things, my health, and my mother's health. As many of you know, I've been dealing with prolonged back and kidney problems, of which we still don't know the cause. Treatments and tests have taken quite a bit of time, and a bit of a toll on me. While I am undergoing all of this, I am still required to perform my military duties, so when I get home, I generally crash. The second part of this is recently my mother was diagnosed with a very serious form of anemia, one which may end up needing a marrow transplant. Needless to say, I am under a bit of stress, but I still feel bad about neglecting TON while I am dealing with all of this.

Spam Prevention

Posted by Elven Spellmaker (Administrator) at 16 Mar 2014, 12:11 PM. 37 comments

As you may have noticed Zetaboard's protection from spam seems to be really poor lately. We have just taken action to block a large IP range which most of the spam posts are being made from.

We hope this will cut down the amount of kitchens, shoes and jewellery posts without banning real members.

Please let me know if there are any problems with this block.

Thanks. :)


[CLOSED] 2013 TONs Of Fun Christmas Contest - Official Relaunch [CLOSED]

Posted by Suki (TON's Helper) at 14 Dec 2013, 02:31 PM. 152 comments


2013 TONs of FUN Christmas Contest!

Happy Holidays everyone!!

This is the OFFICIAL RELAUNCH (kissing's seal of approval) of the TONs of FUN Christmas Contest!
Our sincerest apologies for having to re-boot the contest, but we needed some time to ensure that the PRIZES for the winners were implemented in a way that would make it most fun!


*Hans Rotter Fairy Alto C ocarina, generously donated by Hans Rotter
*Focalink snowy white crackle Alto C ocarina
*Noble Bass C ocarina
*Mountain polycarbonate ocarina set of C and G.


But wait, there's more!
The First prize winner ALSO gets this basket full of holiday snacks!


1st Prize: Choice of ocarina(s) from prize pool + Holiday snacks basket
2nd/3rd Prize: Choice of remaining ocarina(s) from prize pool

1st/2nd/3rd winners will be determined by YOUR votes.

4th Prize: The remaining prize will go to a contestant chosen by random draw.

Therefore, everybody has a chance of winning something!


To be eligible to win participates must:

-Be a member of The Ocarina Network. Creating an account is absolutely free of charge!

-Create an ocarina performance video playing any Christmas or holiday song and upload to Youtube.

There are no restrictions on how many ocarinas that may be used.
Backtracks and other instruments, including your voice, are welcome.
However, the ocarina must be the main instrument of the video.

Collaborations are allowed, however, if there are several members from TON that are participating in a single video that video can only be submitted once by only ONE member. The member that chooses to submit the video will be the one representing that entry.

Images are also welcomed for those who are camera-shy or simply do not have access to video recording equipment.

One entry per member.

-Provide a link to The Ocarina Network under the video's description.
The video must be clearly indicated as an entry for the 2013 TONS OF FUN CHRISTMAS CONTEST!

-Provide a link to Hans Rotter's business website under the video's description:

-A link to the video and/or the video itself must be submitted to THIS thread in order to be counted.


Midnight January 12th in your own timezone.


A new thread will be created for the voting process.
The judges will be YOU! TON members will vote on what they consider the best videos to be. The voting will take place on January 13th through to January 20th.

There will be a total of seven days to vote. Every member will be able to submit a total of three votes. The first vote will count for three points, the second vote will count for two points and the last vote will count for one point. Please put your top 3 votes in one post.

A voter is allowed to changed their vote by editing their post; however, it must be changed before the voting deadline. Contestants may not vote for themselves. Any participant that votes for themselves will not be counted and the other two will be. Voting ends at midnight January 20th. Any votes submitted after the deadline will not be counted.

Special thanks to kissing88 for helping me organise this contest.
Special thanks to Hans Rotter for generously contributing a prize for the contest.
Special thanks to James Taylor who gave some great advice.

Have fun everyone and good luck!!!


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