Make Music Day is an annual, international celebration of music held every year on 21 June, now in 125 countries and over 1,000 cities. It's made by everyone for everyone, and there are many ways to get involved – in the UK, with European projects, and in the global plans.
To help you spark ideas about how to get involved for 2021, the Make Music Day UK team are holding free, local network meetups online. You will discover details about forthcoming training, tools and know-how to run your own music-related activities, have the opportunity to meet other people involved in music-making in your local area, and make new connections.
Join the meetups and come away with ideas for how to fill homes, streets, communities and the internet with music on the 21 June! The meetups will take place online as below, and you can book your free place now on the Make Music Day UK website:
- Northern Ireland – Wed 13 Jan
- East Midlands – Mon 18 Jan
- London – Wed 20 Jan
- South East – Thu 28 Jan
- North East – Wed 3 Feb
- West Midlands – Wed 10 Feb
- South West – Wed 17 Feb
- North West – Wed 24 Feb
- Wales – Thu 4 Mar
- Making Music – Tue 23 Mar
- Get It Loud In Libraries – Tue 30 Mar
Make Music Day 2020
In 2020, all over the world Make Music Day went digital, which gave even more chances for people to get involved and Perform, Create and Watch.
At Making Music we love Make Music Day as a great opportunity to celebrate our member groups and all their members, showcasing the musical talent in communities across the UK and encouraging new people to have a go.
That’s why we created a digital project for all members of any Making Music groups to be part of - a Virtual Choir & Ensemble. We commissioned a special arrangement of the Make Music Day anthem 'Bring Me Sunshine' which enabled everyone to join in – voice or instrument, improvised percussion, beginner or advanced, music reader or not. The finished video was broadcast on 21 June on the official Make Music Day UK channel, and you can watch it again below.
To find out more about Make Music Day, visit the website