Drumming Up Hope strives to break records

PHOTO COURTESY DRUMMING UP HOPE.

In it’s 3rd drumathon, Drumming Up Hope is raising money for St. Judes Children’s Hospital while attempting to break a Guiness World Record. The current world record for group drumming is 80 hours and 20 minutes. Drumming Up Hope was only a few hours shy of the record last year. This year they hope to shatter it at 81 hours.

PHOT COURTESY DRUMMING UP HOPE.

There were 80 drummers at their last event. Each one is responsible for collecting sponsors among their friends and family. The cash is then donated to St. Judes.

Tim Elliott, a Fort Collins native, started the organization three years ago. He was named Musician Of The Year in 2016 by the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards. Over the past several years, Elliott has expanded the organization with events up and down the entire front range. In June, Drumming Up Hope will raise money for St. Judes in Colorado springs with a 24 hour event.

“My biggest pride in Drumming Up Hope is the sense of musical community it has evoked in all the people who have become involved,” said Elliott. “While we strive to put on a drumming spectacle worthy of attention, my biggest goal is the fund-raising, whether we break records or not.”

The event will take place at Thunder Mountain Amphitheater in Loveland from 10am Thursday May 24 – 7pm on Sunday May 27.

For more information – https://www.drumminguphopefoundation.org/