May 24, 2018 12.47 pm This story is over 66 months old

Sincil Bank samba world record attempt

Lincolnshire children will try break the world record

Sincil Bank will host a Guinness World Record attempt by Lincolnshire children for the world’s largest Samba band this summer.

Schools from the county have signed up for the world record attempt, which will unite children in Lincolnshire through music and sport and create a 2,000 plus Samba ensemble at the Imps’ stadium on Tuesday, June 26 2018.

If successful it would beat the current record for the world’s largest Samba band which stands at 1,675 participants.

The newest world record attempt is a culmination of the Samba City project, which is a programme of workshops and events in schools across the county, which will be delivered by Lincolnshire Music Education Hub partner, Louder than Life Ltd, starting from Monday June 4.

Lincolnshire Music Education Hub and Louder than Life Ltd have invested heavily in the development of a world music programme within schools for the past nine years, and this is Lincolnshire’s chance to set a record.

Tim Brain from Louder than Life Ltd said: “The most important part of the project is showing the children, young people and schools that the rural nature of Lincolnshire shouldn’t be a stumbling block but more an opportunity to culturally enrich every member of their community and the county.”