Records are meant to be broken, and if everything pans out, an enormous group of drummers will shatter a world record on May 18. That’s when an all-star lineup of drummers plans to join more than 7,000 sixth- and seventh-graders as well as thousands of other enthusiastic participants on the field of the College of the Canyons’ Cougar Stadium in Valencia, California to attempt the largest drum circle on record.
Organized by Beat The Odds – a drum circle-based activity launched at UCLA that seeks to maximize creative expression while building social and emotional skills – the event is the culmination of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program’s year-long music education program.
Joining the group will be a veritable who’s-who of ringers, including Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), John Densmore (The Doors), Remo Belli (founder of Remo Inc.), Gorden Campbell (Jessica Simpson and George Duke), Teddy Campbell (American Idol and The Tonight Show Band), Eric “E-Panda” Hernandez (Bruno Mars and Taio Cruz), and Mike Phillips (Janelle Monáe).
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