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Friday, August 22, 2014
Daniel de los Reyes – Keeping the Beat With Love
were introduced to a talented musician that has a dream of helping children
through music. It is a story that
inspired us to support the project, and share it with you here.
Daniel de losReyes is a band member and resident percussionist with the three-time GRAMMY
Award-winning Zac Brown Band. He is a
man who embraces ingenuity with bold new inventions, and inspires thousands
with his musical abilities. Anyone with an appreciation for music will recognize
his performing and recording credits including performances with Chicago, Don
Henley, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jennifer Lopez, Peter Frampton, and Sheryl
Crow…to name a few.
from a long line of drummers and percussionists. Over the years he has maintained the
life-long dream of operating a music development and education center, focusing
on the use of percussion instruments, rhythms from around the world, dance, and
vocals as valuable tools in teaching technical and interpretive music skills as
well as motivating and instilling a sense of coalescence in today’s youth. He
has realized his dream with the creation of DayGLOW Music™.
“I have been very blessed in my musical career
and I would like to continue to give something back to others interested in
music,” Daniel told us. “This camp will be my way of helping children and young
adults with a general enthusiasm for music to develop a better knowledge of the
different sounds and rhythms from all over the world and give them a better
appreciation for the people and customs of those different cultures.”
Daniel hard at work with his STIHL MS 290
We knew that
to move his project forward he would need quality tools. Daniel was already a fan of STIHL. “I have the MS 290
chainsaw. That's my baby. Love her and respect the heck out of her.” To fill out his shed so that he could
continue to build and maintain the camp we sent him on a $5000 shopping spree
at his local STIHL dealer, Fayette
Mower, where owner Gabe Glaze and service manager Bill Gist started hime out with a BR 600 backpack blower, a STIHL Kombi System with multiple attachments, a pole
pruner, and of course protective equipment.
Daniel was very pleased with the service and assistance he got and in
addition to getting some new equipment he made some new friends. “Everyone was great. They not only set me up
with the right equipment for the job, but made sure I was comfortable with how to
use it before I left the store. I know I will be back as I figure out what I
is nestled in the picturesque community of Fayetteville, GA, and will initially
operate as a day camp open to metro Atlanta students with varying degrees of
musical interest and ability. Eventually, the center will include a mentorship
program, with the most promising students rising through the ranks to serve as
counselors. All participants will be immersed in a creative culture with a
natural backdrop that will encourage individual expression and group
interaction while fostering an authentic learning experience.
curricula will include five music and rhythm courses, which are currently in
development, but are expected to be complete prior to the grand opening in the
late spring of 2015.
For more information, or to join companies like STIHL in supporting DayGLOW Music™, please visit www.DayGLOWMusic.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.