Hundreds of drummer will try to break the ‘drummers playing simultaneously’ record on nov 1. Is the Woodstick Big Beat 2009: 11 cities and and internet connections. Drummers participating in Woodstick can play with some drum star like Jason McGerr (Death Cab For Cutie), Ray Luzier, (KORN), Jon Bolton (The Beatnicks, Herding Cats, Stella), Jeff Kathan (Paul Rogers), Doug McGrew (Seattle heavyweight) e Matt Jorgensen (Seattle Jazz Favorite).
Official press release:
Welcome to the Woodstick/Big Beat 2009 website. Here, you’ll find up to the minute information about the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled. We’re gearing up for our 7th annual event to be held November 1st at The Juanita Field House in Kirkland.
This years event will occur simultaneously in 11 cities across the US and Canada, hosted by a Five Star Drum Shop in each city. The international event will be called the Five Star Big Beat. We will attempt to set a cumulative record for drummers playing simultaneously via electronic connection between all 11 participating cities.
We’ll also attempt a new world record for the most drummers playing drumsets simultaneously at our local event. Drummers in Birmingham, England have broken our record of 533 drummers playing simultaneously set at Qwest Field in 2006. We’ll need 589 drummers to bring the record back to the Northwest where it belongs.
Our Five Star affiliation has brought us a dramatic increase in industry support. Our sponsors have donated over $16,000 in drum prizes to each Big Beat event this year.
We will raise money this year for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and Camp Korey. Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supports under-funded school music programs and Camp Korey in Carnation, WA is a camp forchildren battling serious and life threatening illness’. We are proud to support both of these extremely worth while charities. This year, you can do all your fundraising online. There will be big drum prizes for all participants who raise money.