PERFORM – Make Music Day UK



Whether you’re a seasoned singer or player, an eager novice, or someone who simply enjoys dabbling with a tune, Make Music Day is an open invitation for you to make and share music on 21 June. For 2020, we are asking everyone taking part to stream their performances using the abundance of technology we all have access to and to share the joy of music with your community online.

From simply playing some songs or joining in with a Virtual Choir to pulling together a one-off family band, there are lots of opportunities for us all to come together and to enjoy sharing music on one day.

Check out our Live Streaming Toolkit for a simple guide on streaming your music. Keep an eye out for some online marketing materials to help you tell all your friends what you’re doing. List your event so that more people can find your performance – you could even end up on our official live stream, Make Music Day UK Live!

Hover over the images below for inspiration, then list your event on the website and tag #MakeMusicDayUK on social media so we can promote your performance!

Window Serenades

This Make Music Day, musicians around the world are organising to share live music with their most isolated neighbours.

If you’re interested in bringing this project to your community, contact your local nursing home or other facilities for vulnerable populations who are unable to leave their homes, to suggest solo musicians to serenade residents from outside their windows, while practicing social distancing. Residents may tape a piece of brightly coloured paper to their window to request a song. Don’t forget to list your serenade as an event!

World's Smallest Marching Band

As we adapt to keep to social distancing measures, individual brass and wind players will parade through towns, by themselves, playing band repertoire to people listening from their homes or workplaces.

List your tiny brass band event on the website and join other Pied Pipers (without rats or children) bringing musical joy in a year when parades are far and few between.

Throw a virtual Open Mic night

Give others the chance to showcase their music #MakeMusicDayUK #moreincommon