As well as winning the best MI multiple retailer of 2009 at the recent MIA awards (for the fourth year running) PMT has confirmed that its world record attempt of gathering the most drummers in a room and playing a synchronised piece of music was not only successful, but raised over £50,000 for the MS Society, in aid of multiple sclerosis research.
The Stick it to MS record breaking attempt at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, was co-ordinated to take place on the same weekend as the retailer's successful Drumfest and Guitarfest shhows raising over £50,000 for the MS Society and saw a total of 582 drummers - including a number of celebrity musicians - smash the previous world record of 533 drummers, set in the United States.
Drummers as young as five and as old as 50 (which, of course, isn't old) travelled from across the UK to take part in the record bid, believed to be the UK's first attempt. A number of special guest drummers joined in, including Slade's Don Powell and Cold Feet and Coronation Street actor John Thomson, as well as MI Pro's own Rob Baker, who moonlights as drummer with The Fetts.
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Now with eight superstores across the UK, PMT is now considered very much part of the MI trade's furniture, not only by providing for the music instrument retail business, but also with an ever increasing presence in the educational sector of the business.
“PMT has once again shown its metal in giving the customers exciting and well presented shops with knowledgeable and friendly staff," commented Paul McManus the CEO of the MIA. "The MIA is proud to have PMT as members and we send them all congratulations on their latest MIA Award."
The picture shows the PMT team collecting its fourth Best Retailer of the Year (multiple) at the MIA INdustry Awards, which was held on October 7th this year.