Friday, July 19, 2013
Longest Relay Marathon Drumming by a Team: ACM breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
Guildford, UK -- A team of 35 students, former students, tutors from The Academy of Contemporary Music and guest musicians worked together to break the Guinness world record for the 'longest marathon drumming by a team', beating the previous record by over four hours; the challenge spanned four days, 70 hours and 35 different drummers, setting the new world record for the Longest Relay Marathon Drumming by a Team, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/ .
Photo: Music college ACM brought together 35 drummers to break the Guinness World Record for the 'Longest Relay Marathon Drumming by a Team' – with the drummers playing for over 70 hours. The world record event took place in ACM's own Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio, the drummers beat the previous record of 66 hours by over four hours. ( enlarge photo )
The Guinness world record for the longest marathon drumming by a team is 66 hours achieved by 11 drummers from Nexus Music College, Coventry, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest drumming lesson, which involved 1651 participants and was achieved by World Arts & Multi-Culture Inc at the first annual Taiwan Festival in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
The event took place inside ACM's Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio, at ACM's headquarters in Guildford.
Each drummer volunteered to drum for two hours, including world-renowned drummers and ACM tutors - including Pete Riley, Mike Dolbear and Craig Blundell.
Commissioned by ex-ACM student, and Children's oral health campaigner, Ian Aguado-Bush, the record attempt has helped support the Clean My Teeth campaign to raise money for The British Dental Health Foundation, Heart Your Smile and Bridge2Aid.
Zildijan and Vic Firth both supplied 48 pairs of drumsticks in partnership with the college and the event.
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