We adjourn tonight’s meeting in memory of Roderick Travis “Rod” Bennett, a Santa Clarita resident and beloved school teacher.
Mr. Bennett was a math and music teacher at Arroyo Seco Junior High School and was well-loved and well-respected by many students.
Rod studied music at DePaul University, UCLA and London’s Royal College of Music. He went on to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the UCLA Wind Ensemble, the UCLA Percussion Ensemble and the UCLA Marching Band. He also performed with several groups around the Santa Clarita Valley.
He was a friend and mentor to many and beyond music he loved the outdoors, traveling, gardening and cooking.
Our heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathies are with Arroyo Seco Junior High School staff and students, the bicycle community and the Bennett family during this difficult time.