Make Music Day is a fantastic event for children of any age to get involved in. In recent years, we have enjoyed music making from nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools and music hubs, showcasing the passion young people across the UK have for music.
If you would like to get your school involved, this page includes some ideas about what you could do, a link to register your event, and some resources that you might find useful (coming soon).
We have created a registration form just for schools. It’s easy and quick to complete (no more than 3 minutes), and your event will not be publicly listed unless you ask us to do so.
Resources, Ideas & Inspiration
Perform in your community
Music performances can take place anywhere. The original idea of Make Music Day was that music would be everywhere, so get creative about where your school could perform. What spaces and facilities exist in your community – parks, shopping centres, libraries, museums, care homes, community centres, town squares… all could be interested in having your school group perform for them.
Make Music Day Assembly
Celebrate your in-house talents by giving children and young people the opportunity to perform to their peers in a special Make Music Day Assembly. Remember, any genre or style goes, so you can include DJs, songwriters, bands, choirs, ukulele groups, rappers – Make Music Day is an opportunity to let your talented students take the spotlight and shine.
You can download our Make Music Day Schools Assembly pack (coming soon), which includes slides for information about Make Music Day, backdrops for live performances and logos, all of which you can edit to suit your own needs.
Make The most of what you have
Do you have a cupboard full of unused musical instruments, just waiting for an excuse to be played? Make Music Day is the perfect time to dust off the old equipment and give it a try. Encourage your students to try something new, experiment with new sounds, and create something new from scratch.
Work with other schools
Make Music Day is all about collaboration and sharing the joy of music-making with others. Do you have other schools in your Academy Trust that could join with you on a Make Music Day project (in-person or digitally)? Are there other schools in your area that you could perform with? Could you form a massed choir, band or orchestra with ensembles from more than one school (maybe using the Make Music Day Playlist)? Is your local Music Service organising an event that you could be part of?
Get Dressed Up
A great way to get the whole school involved is to have a special Make Music Day non-uniform day, encouraging the children and/or staff to come dressed up as their favourite pop star. Whether it’s 70s glam, 80s denim, 90s gunge or bright K-Pop, there’s loads of iconic looks to choose from.
School Talent show
You could run a musical talent show for individual performers, or for whole classes. Get the dinner staff to take their turn, or parents/carers. Your school has got the talent, all you need to do is provide a stage!