Dojos were used as training facilities for many of the Japanese physical arts such as martial arts or sports training. Today, by Western standards, a dojo is usually referred to as a place to study the various martial arts such as Karate or Judo.
This work is perfect as a first concert piece for beginners. It uses the first six typical notes from many beginning band methods. The active and plentiful percussion parts should add a lot of excitement to this piece. Crash cymbals may be substituted for the gong part, or the cymbals may be used in conjunction with the gong part.
Careful attention should be given to the accents in the wind parts. Do not allow the background parts to overshadow the melody.