Remo, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years
Anaheim, CA - The REMO 50th Anniversary Gala was held in the Park Plaza Ballroom in the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort on Wednesday, January 17th.
This was a great opportunity for Remo and his Remo, Inc. family to share their anniversary, along side one of the industries most prestigious events; NAMM. After extensive planning and great anticipation, the doors opened at 7:00 pm to a magnificently decorated ballroom of tans and browns which reminded you of a classy 1940’s nightclub. The warm sounds of The Jeff Hamilton Trio playing live filled the air and set the stage for everyone to mingle with their peers and enjoy the evening. The 700 guests included individuals and heads of companies who contributed to Remo’s achievement throughout its 50 years. The event included scrumptious hors d’oeuvres along with an exquisitely presented buffet dinner that would rival any five star restaurant. The dinner was also complemented by tasteful wine from Remo’s own vineyards. Remo Belli has had vineyards in Paso Robles, California, for many years. He proudly served his 2003 vintage Zinfandel wine to appreciative guests. Midway through the evening Brock Kaericher, President of Remo, Inc., took the stage to welcome distinguished guests and invite them to present their gifts and/or awards to Remo Belli. Presenters included:
- Joe Lamond, President of NAMM
- Tak Isomi, President of Pearl Drums, USA
- Mr. W.H. Hsieh, Chairman and CEO of KHS Group
- Mr. Yoshi Doi, President of Yamaha Corp. of America
- Tony Delgatto, Chairman of the Music Committee of the Tournament of Roses, along with Dave Davis, Past President of the Tournament of Roses
- Don Lombardi, Chairman and Founder of Drum Workshop (DW) Drums
- Debbie Zildjian, Vice President, Human Resources and John DeChristopher, VP of Artist Relations, of Zildjian Cymbals
- Casa Veerkamp’s Tomas and Ernesto Veerkamp
- Joe Calato, Founder & Chairman of the Board of Regal Tip Sticks
- Robert Zildjian, Founder & CEO of Sabian Cymbals
- Elsie VanBruaene, Remo’s sister
After the awards ceremony a short video montage was shown to memorialize Remo’s history with images from 1957 to the present. You will soon be able to view this video on the Remo web site, www.remo.com. After the video, Remo Belli, with a tear in his eye, thanked everyone for the recognition and praise.
The party continued with great Latin Jazz from Poncho Sanchez and his band along with Jimmie Morales on congas, which filled the dance floor. Special guests, the Escovedo family; Pete, Sheila E., and Juan, and other top artists sat in for a few sets and got the party hopping. A wonderful and memorable evening was had by all. The classic sounds of Remo percussion will be heard by adoring ears well into the future.