Calling all musicians, sound creators, and noise makers
We thought we’d have to cancel this year’s Great Get Together. But we were inspired by stories of communities across the country connecting during the coronavirus crisis. People have showed us the #PowerOfCommunity. We have continued to be astounded by stories of people connecting with each other for this year’s Great Get Together, whether that is online or on the phone, from their doorstep or from a safe distance on their streets.
It has also been great to work together with our partners during this difficult time and we are delighted to be partnering with Make Music Day for the Great Get Together. We have heard how our organisers are planning to harness the power of music to bring people together this year. Some are organising virtual silent discos and others virtual open mic nights. One of our organisers, Laura in Widnes, is hosting her own Mr. and Mrs. DJ battle! These are all acts of connection that can do big things to bring people together and show the #PowerOfCommunity.
Make Music Day have loads of amazing suggestions for getting involved this year too. You could take part in their competition for the best cover version of Bring Me Sunshine Auld Lang Syne performance by filming yourself singing or performing the song. It takes on a greater resonance during this time of physically distancing. Or, why not learn something new? You could learn a song through the Global Song Circle and feel connected not just to your local community but to those globally too.
Whatever the size of your activity, big or small, let us know how you’re taking part in The Great Get Together and Make Music Day on the 21 June. Tell us how you’re joining in at https://www.greatgettogether.org/sign-up/ to show the power of community and share your plans with us on @great_together and @MakeMusicDayUK using the hashtags #PowerOfCommunity and #MakeMusicDayUK