You may or may not know that Make Music Day UK has an official song for 2017: Bring Me Sunshine.
The song Bring Me Sunshine dates from 1966 (a good enough reason to adopt it as a theme song in the UK surely – perhaps it can bring us some luck on the football pitch?!). The original music is by Arthur Kent, to lyrics by Sylvia Dee, but to almost everyone in the UK over a certain age, the song is indelibly linked to the effervescent comedy duo Morecambe and Wise (fun fact: apparently Morecambe’s childhood nickname was Sunshine). But that’s not the only reason we chose this catchy number to be our theme song for this year’s Make Music Day.
Celebrating the solstice
Make Music Day is celebrated on June 21 – otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. What better way to celebrate the longest day and the official start of summer than by singing about the sunshine? Come rain or shine on the day itself, we’ll be bringing sunshine to everyone through music.
Download the arrangements
If you’re performing on Make Music Day, why not use one of our free arrangements – including versions for choirs, instrumental ensembles and soloists – for your own group or band? Visit the Participate pages to view and download our specially commissioned arrangements.
Meanwhile, here’s a couple of recent covers to whet your appetite, or give you some inspiration:
Bring Me Sunshine performed by University of Sheffield at UniBrass 2016
Bring Me Sunshine performed by Ashleigh Wood
Get ready to radiate that sunshine on Make Music Day!