College of the Canyons is expected to honor Remo and Ami Belli, CEOs of the drumhead company Remo, Inc. and HealthRHYTHMS, for their philanthropic achievements through recreational music, education and healthy living. They are the recipients of the 2014 “Silver Spur” Community Service Award and are expected be presented the awards at the “Silver Spur” Celebration on Saturday, March 1.
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The Belli’s accomplishments include, and are not limited to their heavy involvement at the College of the Canyons’s “Rock the Rhythm, Beat The Odds” communitywide drum circle event, held inside Cougar Stadium on May 18, 2012.
The Bellis additionally sponsored a music education program in which every sixth- and seventh-grader in the Santa Clarita Valley received percussion based music and rhythm instruction, designed to maximize each student’s creative expression, build social and emotional skills and emphasize the process of learning over performance.
The Bellis have been tireless supporters of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC), the PAC K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program, the PAC’s Patrons of the Performing Arts support group and the Culinary Arts Capital Campaign.
They have also been a major supporter of the COC Foundation and several other educational endeavors at the college, including the COC music department and Early Childhood Education Center.
“Through their generosity, they have created amazing learning opportunities for ourstudents.” said Dr. Dianne Van Hook in a statement provided by College of the Canyons
“The spirit of possibility and creativity inherent in music is embodied in the Silver Spur Award, so it makes the Bellis particularly worthy of this honor, ” according to her statement.
The 2014 Silver Spur Celebration — themed ‘Music and Medicine’ — will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 5th Floor Salon, located at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. The event begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m.
The evening will also include live entertainment and drumming, as well as a live auction.
For more information about the 2014 Silver Spur Award Ceremony, or to purchase tickets or to become an event sponsor please contact the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3737.
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Source: Santa Clarita News