Air Horn Orchestra aims for world record in HB2 protest

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – The Air Horn Orchestra will attempt to set a world record for the most air horns sounded simultaneously during a performance outside the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh Wednesday.

The record attempt, officially, sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records, is the final performance for the orchestra, which has been engaging in weekly air horn protests of HB2.

“Over the last several months, we’ve looked for new ways to make community involvement engaging and fun,” said organizer Tina Currin, who submitted the application back in April. “After the NBA canceled the All-Star Game, we held a basketball dunking contest. Our ‘coal ash’ performance came complete with biohazard suits, while ‘Pat McCrory’s Moving Day’ saw us stacking dozens of cardboard boxes in front of the Governor’s Mansion. For our final performance—number 30—we’re going big.”

The performance will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, and the Guinness Book of World Records will be collecting evidence to certify the performance’s success.

The orchestra hopes to sound more than 1,000 air horns.

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