Manufacturer of Drums for GreenDay, Imagine Dragons, Slipknot and Others Donates Drum Kit to QCC

WORCESTER, MA—August 15, 2019 —Today, SJC Custom Drums Founder Mike Ciprari stopped by Quinsigamond Community College to make a donation of a custom Pathfinder drum kit to the college’s music program.  QCC’s music program has taken off in recent years and the drum donation is a welcome addition to the program, according to QCC’s President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja. The Southbridge drum manufacturer has designed and collaborated with some of the top bands in today’s music industry, making the donation a particularly special one for the college.

“We want to thank SJC for this wonderful donation and thank them for helping our students. I’ve heard a lot about SJC and all the drums they’ve made for national bands such as Dropkick MurphysJustin Bieber, Panic! At the Disco, and so many others. It’s a real honor to receive this donation,” said Dr. Pedraja.

QCC Foundation President Linda A. Maykel said Mr. Ciprari immediately asked what QCC needed soon as he was approached and was quick to offer his assistance.

“I’ve known Micah Klayman (QCC Foundation board member) for a long time and obviously I’ve known about QCC and what you do here. When Micah reached out about the music department growing and needing some new drums, I jumped at the opportunity. SJC loves giving back to aspiring young musicians who want to make it in their career and motivate them and show them they can do it,” Mr. Ciprari said. “Quinsigamond Community College is in the midst of creating an incredible music program to foster creativity in young adults. SJC Custom Drums is proud to be associated with Quinsigamond Community College and to donate a Pathfinder drum kit to help these musicians find their path.”

Photo of donor SJC Drums and representatives from Quinsigamond Community College
From left: (top row) QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja, SJC Founder Mike Ciprari, QCC foundation President Dr. Linda Maykel and QCC Foundation Board Member Micah Klayman. (bottom row) QCC music students Alyssa Durham and Beckham Marder.

Quinsigamond Community College provides the community with high quality, affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.


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