Make Music Day

Join Make Music Day’s first-ever nationwide band initiative!

In a collaboration led by the National Federation of State High School Associations, music technology company MakeMusic Inc, and the NAMM Foundation, school and community bands across all 50 states will premiere Earthgroove by renowned composer Randall Standridge on June 21.

In the spirit of Make Music Day, the piece is uniquely inclusive, with optional parts to accommodate any kind of school musician. The music will be provided to each participating band at no cost, available as a PDF download or in the MakeMusic Cloud platform.

We invite your band to join!

Whether young or old, marching or stationary, amateur or professional, all bands are invited to register. Sheet music and access to MakeMusic Cloud will be emailed to you as soon as you sign up. a

“When I was asked to create this piece for Make Music Day, I was delighted to agree to the project. The resultant work, Earthgroove, was inspired by the music and the message of the late Maurice White, who was one of the lead singers of the famous band, Earth, Wind, and Fire. His message of love, community, and peace was always paired with the band’s signature groove and rhythm. I thought this was a great way to honor a true music legend, and symbolize the purpose of bringing the larger music community together on Make Music Day.”Randall Standridge

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