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OCC Alumnus McReynolds  Releases Third CD with Dynamo



Ross McReynolds has found significant performing and recording success after graduating from Olney Central College.
The Newton native serves as drummer and percussionist for the Nashville, Tenn.-based group, Dynamo, which released its third CD, “Celina” earlier this year.


“‘Celina’ is the most well recorded, produced and mixed record we’ve done so far,” McReynolds said. “We recorded this album in Syracuse, N.Y., and were welcomed with open arms by all of the wonderful people, especially all who were involved in the project.”


McReynolds has also toured nationally and internationally, including performing for the Prince and Princess of Monaco for the Prince’s 10-year inauguration celebration. He also spent a summer as the house drummer for The Grand Hotel Orchestra on Mackinac Island, Mich., in 2014. A highlight of his summer of 2016 was a performance with the band The Muddy Magnolias at Lollapalooza, in Chicago.


McReynolds feels that the time he spent in the OCC Music Department laid a foundation for the success he is now experiencing.
“If it were not for the teachers that I met at OCC, I would not be where I am now,” he said.


The Dynamo experience is very close to McReynolds’ heart, however.  “What is special about Dynamo is the sense of community that it creates. By the end (of the recording session week), we had become friends with so many new people who we continue to stay connected with. I think only a healthy group of friends can go to a new city and create that sort of familial social circle,” he added.
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