This June 21 sees the return of Make Music Day; a worldwide celebration of music in person, online and beyond. East Sussex Music will be celebrating in style with an all day virtual event that we want everyone to be a part of!
Giving music-makers a platform to showcase their work, ESM are inviting everyone to submit videos of their own performances which will be posted across all of our platforms throughout the day, as well as showcasing videos from our talented teachers, learners and more! Everyone is invited to submit their videos whether a beginner or expert, whether you’ve just started learning in school or you’re a seasoned pro! On top of this, there will be huge competitions and giveaways throughout the day, live streams with free teachings and performances, messages from very special guests and awards for the best performers, all to be announced soon!
Make Music Day began in France as Fête de la Musique in 1982 when the Ministry of Culture imagined a great popular event that would allow all musicians to express themselves and make themselves known. This worldwide phenominom first came to the UK in 2012 and the number of gigs taking place has been growing year on year. 2017 was the first UK-wide coordinated event with support and funding from national organisations resulting in 147 performances. In 2020, there were 1,739 performances live and online and it’s still growing! Make sure you get involved in the world’s largest grassroots music movement – it’s simply the best way to celebrate the longest day of the year!
“We needed an event that would allow us to measure what place music occupied in individual and collective life. A spectacular movement of awareness, a spontaneous impetus to alert public opinion and perhaps also … the political class. This is why the Ministry of Culture had the idea of organizing a Fête de la Musique in 1982. A non-directive celebration, which brings together all […] people for whom music matters” – Maurice Fleuret (1932-1990) - Director of Music & Dance, French Ministry of Culture
To find out more information on opportunities to learn music in Brighton and East Sussex visit bhma.org.uk, or eastsussexmusic.org. To learn more about the wider Make Music Day journey visit makemusicday.co.uk.
Make Music Day UK is currently supported by an alliance of over fifty organisations, headed by Making Music and Music for All with support from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Hal Leonard Europe, the NAMM Foundation, Musicians’ Union and ABRSM. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.