By Radim McCue Published September 8, 2009
Donn Bennnett of Bennett Drums is inviting drummers nationwide to participate in The Big Beat 2009, and help break the world record for the most drummers playing at one time. This extraordinary drumming event takes place in 11 cities across North America on Sunday, November 1st 2009. This second annual Big Beat is based on similar events that have occurred in Seattle, Tulsa and Houston over the last 7 years.
Drummers in Birmingham, England just broke the American record for most drummers playing drum sets, which was accomplished in Seattle, Washington in 2006. Bennett says, "We need to bring the record back to where it all started. With your help the Big Beat 2009 will be the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled."
More than $18,000 in prizes will be given away at each event during this year's Big Bang, inlcuding a Neil Peart Autographed RUSH bass drum head. All proceeds from the events go to charities. A list of the participating cities, some key information and links to video of previous event is included below. Don’t miss this chance to participate in this amazing drumming event. If you’d like further information contact the participating Five Star Drum Shop in the city nearest you.
Beatniks perform at Woodstick 2008
Wailers perform at Woodstick 2007http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DN3CL7oj0Q&feature=related
Imagine at Woodstick 2006