Nearly 20 years after opening the Remo Recreational Music Center in Los Angeles, Remo, Inc. will open a new facility in Valencia, Calif., on February 6, 2018. Dr. Ami Belli, owner of Remo, Inc., continues the Belli Family mission to strengthen communities around the world. The Remo Music Center is a place where people from all walks of life, of all ages, with or without a musical background, can experience making music with others in a welcoming, friendly, non-challenging environment.

On January 9, Remo, Inc. invited members of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Clarita City Council, local school districts, College Of The Canyons Foundation, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, friends and family to a ribbon cutting event at the new Remo Music Center.

Cheryl Ramirez from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber Of Commerce led the event and introduced Remo president Brock Kaericher and Dr. Ami Belli while everyone enjoyed refreshments. Kaericher thanked the attendees for coming and providing a friendly and prosperous community for Remo, Inc. to set down roots more than 20 years ago.

“Twenty-one years ago, Remo, Inc. was out-growing its facility in North Hollywood, Calif. and consequently we broke ground for our 220,000-square-foot. facility here in Santa Clarita,” Kaericher says. “We are so pleased to be able to now bring our Remo Music Center here.”

Dr. Ami Belli also spoke about how grateful she was for the talented and hardworking Remo folks that made the new Remo Music Center possible: “Remo always said, you need a place for drummers to drum. I look forward to seeing our community connecting through the power of rhythm.”

Several representatives from the city, state, and county presented Kaericher and Belli with certificates of recognition and congratulations. “It is quite a privilege to be a part of such a great community,” Kaericher added.

Immediately following the formalities everyone gathered in a drum circle to experience the joy in drumming. Mike DeMenno, manager of Remo Music Center; Chalo Eduardo, manager of World Percussion Products; and John Fitzgerald, manager of Recreational Music Activities, took turns facilitating the drum circle with great enthusiasm. Remo reports that comments from all attendees were positive and showed excitement for all that the Remo Music Center will offer.

The Remo Music Center will open February 6 with a weekly Community Drum Circle open to everyone, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. A Kids Rhythm Club will begin on February 10 and weekly, every Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Remo also plans to announce a weekly Health Rhythms Group Drumming session on Thursdays.

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