The Samba Sister Collective at the Scoop, London
Despite these uncertain times Make Music Day will still be happening on 21 June across the world. Unlike traditional music festivals, Make Music Day is an open invitation for everyone to make music anywhere and everywhere. We hope to be taking over the streets with music on 21 June, but if we can’t, we invite you to join one of the online Make Music Day initiatives that will take place no matter what. Find out more.
Make Music Day is an annual, international celebration of music on 21 June, currently held in 120 countries and 750 cities. Here in the UK we (and 30+ other organisations) hope to make it even bigger and better this year – with your help!
It's a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your musical activity, showcase it to potential new members and audiences and make new connections in your community.
You'll find full details on how you can get involved on the Make Music Day UK website, but here are some quick examples of what you could do:
- Hold a singing event in your local area and include singing/teaching the Make Music Day song (Bring me sunshine, available free)
- Perform with your instrumental group, anywhere (there are free instrumental arrangements of Bring me sunshine available too)
- Put on ‘bandaoke’ in your local pub or outside your library, backing singers with a brass band, a rock group, a ukulele ensemble…
- Already rehearsing on 21 June? Throw open your doors and make it public; or go one step further and make it a ‘Come and Sing’ or ‘Come and Play’ evening for newcomers/musical returners
- Already performing on 21 June? That’s great! Get some extra free publicity by listing it as part of Make Music Day.
- You’re a teacher? Fantastic! Can your school sing the song in assembly?
Feel free to use your imagination! There are no limits to what you could do on Make Music Day, provided it’s musical, and on 21 June.
What the Folk! ride the Severnside Railway