US school sets world record with 27 hours of drumming

May 14th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): A group of US school students have made a new world record by drumming for 27 hours and 23 seconds.

Students at Rock Hill High School in South Carolina began the drum roll at 5pm on May 8 and continued to play until around 8pm the next day.

The 27 musicians lent a helping hand in raising 3,600 dollars which will now be spent on new equipment for the school band, reports the China Daily.

Percussion director Michael Skellett told a local newspaper: “It’s been a huge success. Plus, we got to break a world record in the process, which is cool.”

One student, Jason Piers, piped the previous individual world record by two minutes but his name may not officially enter the Guinness since he did not complete the paperwork in advance.

Piers, who kept the drum roll on for four hours and 10 minutes, revealed he would appeal for his efforts to be officially recognised since the video footage of the attempt existed.

He added: “If not, I’ll do it next year.” (ANI)

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