Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools entered Kazakhstan into the Guinness Book of Records. In May 2022, the largest dombra class that ended the academic year at the Intellectual School in the field of physics and mathematics in the capital entered the Guinness Book of Records. Information about online record registration was published on the official website of the Guinness Book of Records.
The dombra class at NIS is the first event in the world where about a thousand students of one school mastered the national musical instrument and performed tunes together. The largest dombra lesson was conducted by Aitzhan Toktagan, a teacher of additional education, honored cultural figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Famous tunes such as “Saryarka”, “Balbyraun”, “Yerkem-ay”, “Kenes”, “Zhastar Bii” were performed by intellectuals, and the history of the creations was told.
More than 25 stewards and 2 witnesses supervised the large-scale lesson according to the requirements of the Guinness Book of Records. Independent stewards observed a specific group of 50 participants. The witnesses acted as GWR’s fiduciary, ensuring that the record was set and that all criteria of the Book were fully met.
According to the Guinness World Records rules, before the start of the large-scale lesson, all participants passed two registration points: the first one – they scanned their personal badges and entered the zone through the “Candidate-marker” program, and the second one – the duty participant conducted a mechanical counting of participants.
The main national instrument of the Kazakh people, the dombra, has become a symbol of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools. Today, all NIS in the country introduce elective courses of dombra subject, within which the history of the famous kuis of Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly, Tattimbet Kazangapuly, Nurgisa Tilendiev is taught, and among the most popular projects is the project “History of 100 kuis”, all schools have dombra ensembles and studios. dombra classes are combined with mathematics, physics, and foreign language classes, young musicians conquer the country’s stages every year in the traditional flash mob “Uly dala muragerleri” (Interiors of Great Steppe). Systematic work on increasing interest in dombra and national music is being implemented within the framework of the NIS’s large-scale program on preservation of folk values and traditions.