On 10th July 2013, ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music) will play host to the Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Longest Marathon Drumming by a Team’. The event will bring together current ACM students, alumni, and world famous drummers in a challenge that will span four days, 70 hours and 35 different drummers.
In order to break the current record, each drummer has volunteered to drum for two hours continuously between 12:00pm on Wednesday 10th July and 10:00am on Saturday 13th July. The aim is to beat the existing world record by at least four hours. The record attempt will take place in Queen’s, Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio at ACM’s headquarters in Guildford and there will be live streams of the event via Google + Hangouts On Air.
Commissioned by ex-ACM student, and Children’s oral health campaigner, Ian Aguado-Bush, the event is supporting the Clean My Teeth campaign to raise money for The British Dental Health Foundation, Heart Your Smile and Bridge2Aid. Also supporting the event are Zildjian and Vic Firth who are supplying 48 pairs of drum sticks for the event.