Our 7th annual Woodstick Big Beat Drum Event will be held on Sunday, November 1st, 2009 at the Juanita Field House in Kirkland WA. Hundreds of Northwest drummers will join drummers in 11 cities across North America for the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled.
Register online at www.bennettdrums.com or at Donn Bennett Drum Studio in Bellevue. The first 200 registrants will receive a “goodie bag” with over $50 in drum prizes.
Watch www.bennettdrums.com for complete information as it develops.
I’ve included some current information and a press release. There’s lot’s more to come. Stay tuned.
2 New World Records!
We will attempt to set 2 new world records. One for the most drummers playing simultaneously in one location and another for the most drummers playing simultaneously under one director via internet connection.
Drummers in England have broken our record!!
Drummers in Birmingham, England assembled 588 drummers playing simultaneously to smash our record of 533 drummers set in Seattle in 2006. Help us bring the record back to the Northwest where it all started.
Join drummers in 11 cities across North America to set a new world record for the most drummers playing simultaneously via internet connection. Last year was the first time this was ever attempted. We assembled 1,286 drummers in 9 cities in the US and Canada. This year, with 11 cities participating, we will undoubtedly set a new record. See www.fivestardrumshops.com for a complete list of participating cities.
Register and pay online. Basic registration is just $12.00. No service fee. Register online at www.bennettdrums.com.
Neil Peart, YES Autographed drumheads
RUSH Drummer Neil Peart has donated an autographed Rush, Snakes and Arrows bass drum head. One lucky participant will go home with this priceless, one of a kind collectible. Alan White of YES has contributed an autographed YES logo bass drum head signed by all original members of YES.
We are supporting 2 very worthy charities this year. Camp Korey is a camp for seriously ill kids in Carnation WA and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supplies musical instruments to local underserved schools. All participants are requested to raise money (similar to a walk-a-thon). Everything can be done online. All online fundraising information is at www.bennettdrums.com.
Once again our sponsors have really stepped up with over $17,000.00 in drum prizes to be given away at the event.
Guest Drummers and Artists
This years guest drummers are Jason McGerr (Death Cab For Cutie), Ray Luzier, (KORN), Jon Bolton (The Beatnicks, Herding Cats, Stella) Jeff Kathan (Paul Rogers) Doug McGrew (Seattle heavyweight) Matt Jorgensen (Seattle Jazz Favorite).
Spike and The Impalers will be our house band. Here’s your chance to play drums with one of Seattle’s most popular bands.
Worlds Fastest Drummer Contest
See just how fast you are. We will have the DRUM-OMETER on site. Prizes for fastest hands and fastest feet.