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Nov 16, 2016 08:28 AM EST

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Opens Bedfordshire School’s Music Suite

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A rock star is coming into town. It was meant to be a surprise. The Upper school held a contest for its students. The game is called "Guess The Mystery Celebrity." The students were given the chance to find out who is coming to the school to open its new department.

A lucky student was able to guess the correct answer. Jack Catt and Daniel Smith guessed that Chad Smith is going to be at the grand opening.

And they guessed right. According to The Comet, the two students will get the chance to meet Red Hot Chili Peppers' own drummer, Chad Smith.

Bedfordshire is going to welcome the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer to unveil the new expressive arts and music suite at Sandy Upper School in Bedfordshire. Although the event will not happen until December 12, 2016, the kids at school can not contain their excitement.

It is no surprise that Chad Smith is going to do the unveiling. Aside from being considerably one of the greatest rock drummers in music, Smith is a vocal supporter for education. He is particularly known for his role in supporting young musicians in schools.

He has been lobbying the support of music education in the United States public school system. In 2014, he met with Michelle Obama and other celebrities at the White House during a talent show event. The event was to raise awareness for Turnaround Arts. The aim of the program is to create awareness and increase performance in the lowest ranked schools in the United States through arts education.

His lobby for music education started since he was young. According to Chad Smith, he did not care about science or math when he was in school. Music was his only reason for going to school. Music helped him stay in school and eventually got him interested in other subjects. He graduated successfully.

He hopes that music education would bring self confidence to students. Chad Smith knows kids need music.

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