Make Music Day event set
FOR THE GAZETTE
STEVENS POINT — Heid Music, CREATE Portage County, The Aber Suzuki Center at UW-Stevens Point, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra’s Steel Band and Youth Symphony Orchestra Program, and the Stevens Point City Band join the Make Music Day global celebration of making music on the longest day of the year. Make Music Day Stevens Point will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 5-8 p.m. at the Pfiffner Pioneer Park Bandshell. Make Music Day is a one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take place around the world. Musical festivities in Stevens Point are part of a global celebration of music making in over 1,000 cities inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.
Musicians from The Aber Suzkuki Center at UW-Stevens Point, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra’s Steel Band and Youth Symphony Orchestra Program, and Stevens Point City Band will join their hosts Heid Music and CREATE Portage County for an evening of celebration of our community in music. The CWSO Steel Band will invite the audience to join in with their performance for a memorable collaborative percussive experience. AnnTea’s LLC will be serving southeast Asian cuisine and drinks, alongside King Cone Homemade Ice Cream.
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) members and partners from coast to coast, including those listed above, will join in their communities’ celebrations of Make Music Day. June 21 is the perfect day to check out a local music store for some gear or to come together and play – whether it’s for the first time or the thousandth.
Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. For more information about Make Music Day Stevens Point, visit makemusicday.org/stevenspoint.
About Make Music Day
Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in more than 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 100 U.S. cities are organizing Make Music Day celebrations, encompassing thousands of concerts nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit makemusicday.org.