Making Music believes many members will be interested in this great initiative on Sunday 4 July – and it’s very light touch if your singing, playing or organising skills are a bit rusty after 18 months! Read on to find out more from the organisers.
After a hard 18 months, we’ve all got someone to say thank you to. Whether it’s the frontline staff, the delivery driver, conductors for navigating zoom rehearsals, bus drivers, or friends and neighbours – we want to get together to say thanks to them all.
Sunday 4 July is the perfect moment for the country’s biggest ever thank you party! We’re joining some amazing organisations including the NHS, The Sun and The Mirror, ITV and the Scouts to say thank you to everyone who deserves it. See everything that’s going on here: www.thankyouday.org
Musicians across the country will be firmly in the spotlight for the national Thank You Day. At 3pm on 4 July there will be a UK wide ‘music moment’ where musicians up and down the country will be singing, performing, playing, dancing to Christine McVie’s ( Fleetwood Mac) iconic ‘Don’t Stop’
How you can join in
We know it’s difficult to rehearse right now, so you don’t have to! Get together as groups, with your mates, on your street, in your in bandstands, at street parties or community BB-Thank-Qs, outside your house or wherever! At 3pm just get outside and play or sing-a-long with the rest of the country.
With the support of Hal Leonard and Sheet Music Direct, Thank You Day participants can access sheet music arrangements of 'Don't Stop' to stream using Sheet Music Direct PASS, with 30 days' free access. (www.sheetmusicdirect.com)
Performance opportunity on Thank You Day!
If you want to get more involved, then Together with Music are pairing up choirs with care homes, hospitals, sheltered accommodation, schools, community groups and choirs to take a moment to say Thank you for the Music and reach out to those around you! To get matched up and do a sing-a-long on the day visit their website.
There will be more big music announcements, but for now keep an eye and further resources to get involved will be made available on our website our website ThankYouDay.org.uk
Join our online community
Share your ideas, see what other people are doing in their communities in the ThankYouDay Facebook Group
Tag us to let us know what you’re doing #ThankYouDay
See what else is going on: www.thankyouday.org.uk
Sometimes music reaches the words that we struggle to find. Let’s say Thank You, together.