You might not have heard of Make Music Day until now, but our good friend Tim Spicer of Spicer’s Music has, and he’s doing his best to make Auburn the talk of the music world on that day. On Tuesday, June 21, Spicer will attempt to organize the world’s largest rock band, and YOU are invited!
If enough people participate — it will take more than 520 — Auburn will be the new Guinness World Record holder for World’s Largest Rock Band. The Spicer’s event will be the first Make Music Day event held in Alabama, Spicer said, and what a great way to join the celebration.
“We came up with the idea to create a world record rock-and-roll band,” Spicer said. “It just fit who we are, and exactly what we want to do.”
More than 520 musicians will have to show up at the Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot at 6 p.m. to beat the Guinness World Record.
“If we succeed, then not only will we be in the Guinness Book of World Records, but the event will also be on Good Morning America,” Spicer said.
The song that this record-setting band will play is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.”
“We’re planning on 100 to 150 drummers with drum kits, 100 to 200 guitar players with guitar amps,” Spicer said. “There’s going to be an entire choir section for people who want to come and sing but don’t play an instrument.”
Also included in the band will be an orchestral section for people who play classical string, brass or woodwind instruments.
Anyone interested in playing in the band can sign up on Spicer’s Music’s website or they can register on Make Music Day when the show up to the event. The event is free and participants will get a free T-shirt.
“We’re just trying to spread the word about it,” Spicer said.