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24 Mar

New Guinness Record For Longest Snare Roll

Chris Anthony shattered the old Guinness World Record for the longest individual drumroll by almost three hours on Saturday at Tierra Linda Middle School in San Carlos. Anthony, who drummed for four hours, six minutes, also raised funds for the charity event “The Beat Rolls On!” to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chris's father Gary and sister Kathy have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and both continue to fight it with unparalleled tenacity. "I've always felt it was my duty as a healthy person to show compassion for those dealt a tougher hand in life. All it takes is a little time, dedication and a belief it can be done," stated Anthony. "My hope in organizing events like this is to raise awareness, but even more to show that the average Joe can make a difference in the fight against MS." Chris has organized numerous charity events in support of the National MS Society, including golf tournaments and a bowl-a-thon, raising nearly $30,000.00.

Sponsered by Gelb Music, the crowd made it's way inside the school grounds to witness history being made by Chris on his SensiTone Steel Snare Drum. The Mayor of San Carlos, Robert Grassilli, was on site to show his support as well as local businesses, students of Chris, and many new fans. "Chris Anthony has been a driving force in the fight against multiple sclerosis for more than a decade. We are grateful for his continued efforts to raise awareness and money in support of the MS cause," said David Hartman, President of the National MS Society Northern California Chapter. Pearl West Coast Sales Representitive Jason O'Keefe remarked "Pearl's sincerest thanks goes out to Chris, Gelb Music, and all who made this event possible. We're happy we could show our appreciation and support to such a meaningful organization."