Greensboro, NC - Drummers from all walks of life converged in Greensboro in an attempt to break the world record. The crowd featured professionals like Melvin Turner of Chairmen of The Board and beginners like Tim Rickman.
While the record was not broken at the event, the sound of more than a thousand snare drums resonating downtown for five minutes was pretty impressive.
When asked why they felt the need to participate Turner said, "I've been in Greensboro for four years, this community has been very good to me and it's been good to The Chairmen of The Board so this is my opportunity to give back."
Western Carolina student and snare line drum member said, "Its pretty exciting to be in The Book of World Records for what I love doing most."
Rickman added, "I was watching the news this morning and I decided I was going to be part of the Fourth of July celebration, so here I am."
For the record, officially there were 1,009 participants in WFMY News 2's July 4, "Snare The World Record" event.
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