Make Music Day (MMD), the annual celebration of music now running in 125 countries and over 1,000 cities, takes place on 21st June. As always, there are various ways that teachers, schools, young people, parents and carers can get involved.
Via the MMD UK website
Anyone organising their own performances to mark the day can list them on the MMD UK website. You’ll find a wealth of support materials there to help you plan and promote your event.
Non-Charanga users can access Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman’s popular song, Bringing Us Together, and a series of musical activities on our website to use and share freely with their pupils in preparation for their own performance.
You’ll find a listening track and some games to help students learn the song, as well as a glockenspiel part that can be played on any instruments you have available in the classroom. Have fun!
The Charanga platform
Charanga subscribers will find a bank of over 500 other songs in their Charanga Sing section, a vast library of interactive resources, apps and more on our platform.
If you’re new to Charanga, start a 30-day complimentary trial to explore our platform in full. There’s no obligation to subscribe afterwards and we won’t take any payment details.
Tune into Durham’s Big Sing, 21st June 11:00–11:40 GMT
Durham Music Hub has published a selection of songs on its local Charanga platform, enabling teachers and students to learn them in preparation for the MMD School’s Big Sing – part of Durham Music’s Big Play event. To get involved, complete this registration form. Again, if you’re new to Charanga, you’ll need to start a complimentary trial to access the materials.
Whatever you choose to do – events can be private, in-school performances or live-streamed on your social media using the hashtag #MakeMusicDayUK – don’t forget to list your event on the MMD UK website.