One of Camp Jam's biggest supporters, The Percussion Center in Houston, TX, is trying to get all of Houston's drummers into one place at the same time to help raise money for charity and at the same time maybe break a Guinness World Record.
Texas BigBeat is a statewide drumming event raising funds to provide educational programs for underprivileged, special needs and at-risk children so that they can create a positive and productive future for themselves. Proceeds from this event will go to Cherish Our Children International (COCI) a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
In Houston, Texas COCI supports the No More Victims Program, whose focus is to assist at risk children in preventing the continuing cycle of addiction, abuse, violence and incarceration by providing a safe facility for them to go. By supporting the high school age children they are more able to positively help their younger siblings.
While helping out the community, Texas BigBeat wants to try and get 550 drummers to play together and create a new Guinness World Record. The current record is held by the Woodstick event in Seattle with 533 drummers.
Here's how you can be part of this event:
- Register to be a Texas BigBeat drummer and spread the word to other drummers.
- Create your own "Personal Fundraising Page" and send emails to friends and family about the opportunity to support your fundraising efforts and/or download a Texas BigBeat Donation form and give your friends, family, co-workers and band members a chance to contribute to the future of underprivileged, special needs and at-risk youth.
So, if you are a drummer in Houston or know any drummers in Houston, sign up for this event and help out this great cause.