Monday, July 28, 2008

BJU Sets Yet Another Record!

According to this Greenville news article, the alma mater has made its way into the Guinness book again! See the text below:

Bob Jones University has made its way into the Guinness Book of Records for the second time.

The Guinness folks have told school officials that its November 2007 kazoo ensemble broke the previous record set a year earlier in Rochester, N.Y.

BJU assembled 3,800 students, staff and friends at Alumni Stadium on Nov. 17, 2007, during the annual Turkey Bowl soccer championship, according to a press statement from the school.

The halftime entertainment at the event was the kazoo challenge, when participants performed the melody to The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Then student Mark Lopez came up with the kazoo idea, including consultation with Barbara Stewart, author of the book The Complete How to Kazoo and a member of the five-piece Kazoophony quartet.

Lopez is now a graduate assistant at BJU.

The school also holds the Guinness record for the largest gathering of Christmas Carolers, set in December 2004.

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