Today is International Music Day!
Make #Music Day is independently organized by hundreds of local communities around the world! Where did this start?... How did all this start? ... What is this?
Well, it started in France 41 years ago. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day when free music would be everywhere, all around each city: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, and storefronts.
And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music”.) ... click to continue ...
Events can be large or small, community-wide or location specific. There are resources and partners listed on the website to help anyone interested in participating. Take a look at the Schedule drop-down menu to get some ideas for your own music day. There is flower Pot Music, Unknown Instruments, and more.
Check it out at Make Music (Day makemusicday.org)
*Archived from ChildCareEd's Constant Contact Newsletter [6.21.2023]