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Remo Drum Company Pioneers Drum Circle Theatre At The 2004 Los Angeles County Fair

Valencia, CA - September 10-27, 2004 - REMO Drum Company is pleased to announce their sponsorship of a pioneering recreational music making event at the 2004 Los Angeles County Fair. This year's Feature Attraction, The Beat Goes On; The History of Music Making," will include a first-ever Drum Circle Theatre where people can literally get jamming and experience a 15-minute drum circle event.

An estimated attendance of 1.3 million visitors over the 17 days makes Los Angeles America's largest county fair in Pomona, CA. In addition, about 80,000 school children from close to 5,000 school groups in K-8 range visit the feature attraction exhibition free of charge annually.

According to Michael Converse, curator of the Feature Attraction, "in addition to the incredible displays from Hard Rock Café, Yamaha, and NAMM, we wanted to include an area where people could experience making music. Rhythm is contagious and energizing to all people. We chose to feature the drum circle because it engages all people immediately."

Group drumming will be featured at the opening ceremony, September 10th at 10AM, with two-hundred school children joining county and state officials to generate a great beat to launch the event.

Remo Drum Company is a leader in creating programs and research using drumming for wellness and education. The key philosophical elements of the drum circle have to do with fun, recreation, and participation." According to owner and founder Remo Belli, "we'd like to help people of all ages and abilities include drumming, one of the oldest forms of music making, in their personal prescription for wellness."

The Drum Circle Theatre will feature over one hundred Remo world percussion drums. Six 15-minute shows, facilitated by Christine Stevens and Sammy K. of UpBeat Drum Circles will take place daily; at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm. Between performances, individuals will be invited to drum to play-a-long recordings.

In addition, Remo's giant eight foot going drum, used in the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade will be available for viewing. And direct from the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, the Remo World Drum Tower will also be on display in the Kids' International Exhibit Area.

Remo at LA County Fair

Remo at LA County Fair

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