Adam Philipson’s “Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds” event was the highlight of the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday.
“Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds” will take place Friday, May 18 at COC’s Cougar Stadium.
An estimated 7,000 middle school students from all over Los Angeles County are expected in attendance, as well as over 4,000 community members in an attempt to break the world record for the biggest drum circle. The current record stands at 10,180.
“I think it brings an incredible amount of recognition to COC that’s going to be beyond this community and into the global community,” event director Adam Philipson said. “What it shows is how much of a leader COC has been in and continues to be in our community.”
One of the main sponsors of the event is Remo Belli, owner and founder of leading drumhead manufacturer Remo Inc.
Belli looks at the event as more than just breaking a world record.
He believes that this is a chance to expose thousands of children to the importance of music and the arts.
“It has to do with the arts in education and “Beat the Odds” has to do with behavioral modification that we’re using in the elementary grades to get them to continue on with their education” Belli said.
The event begins at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public.