Residents of Campbell live many lives. Some , others and some travel the globe . This resident lives his life to the beat of a drum, literally.
Justin Imamura, one of three members of is part of a larger group called Street Drum Corps, a theatrical drumming troupe that takes its show on the road, wowing both adults and children alike.
Imamura has been with the group for seven years now and auditioned in Los Angeles with the three founding members. The group now boasts more than 30 drummers and performs at theme parks, sporting events, fairs and has made appearances on the Conan O'Brien show and American Idol.
"I love the energy and the fact that we get to bang on recycled objects instead of a traditional drum kit," Imamura says. "It's a totally new circus and medium to drum on. And every member is super cool. That’s what makes it fun."
The group played the main stage at San Jose's Subzero Festival in June and recently received "Best Ensemble" from Drum Magazine, beating out Blue Man Group. Tonight, they return to San Jose to be presented with their award and will emcee and perform at tonight's Drum Night 2012 at the San Jose Repertory Theatre.
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