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

Participating Bands

High Schools

AlabamaWest End High School (Walnut Grove)
ArizonaRosie’s House (Phoenix), Saguaro High School (Scottsdale)
ArkansasBentonville West High School (Centerton), Bradford HS (Bradford), Crossett High School/ Middle School Band (Crossett), Jacksonville High School Band (Jacksonville), Star City Band (Star City)
CaliforniaClairemont HS (San Diego), Cobalt Institute of Math and Science (Victorville), Grace Davis High School (Modesto), Jordan High School (Long Beach), Madison High School (San Diego), San Diego SCPA (San Diego), SAUSD (Santa Ana), Sultana High School (Hesperia)
ConnecticutBristol Central High School (Bristol), Cooperative Arts and Humanities (Co-op) Magnet High School / New Haven Public Schools (New Haven), Jonathan Law High School (Milford), Joseph A. Foran High School (Milford), North Branford High School (North Branford), Saint Bernard School (Uncasville), The Gilbert School (Winsted)
FloridaMiami Arts Charter School (Miami), South Lake High School Screaming Eagle Regiment (Groveland), Volusia County Schools (Deland)
GeorgiaWare County High School (Waycross)
IdahoCoeur d’Alene High School Band and Orchestra (Coeur D Alene), Jerome High School (Jerome), Rocky Mountain High School (Meridian), Teton Middle School and Teton High School (Tetonia), Vallivue High School (Caldwell)
IllinoisSherrard Junior/Senior High School (Moline)
IndianaFrankton-Lapel Community Marching Band (Lapel)
KansasBarber County North (Medicine Lodge), Belle Plaine High School (Belle Plaine), Bishop Miege High School (Mission), Campus High School Band (Wichita), Central Christian School (Hutchinson), Cherryvale (Independence), Elkhart Highschool USD 218 (Elkhart), Ellinwood High School (Ellinwood), Ellsworth Junior Senior High (Ellsworth), Emporia High School (Emporia), Garden City HS Orchestra (Garden City), Hanover Schools (Hanover), Heritage Christian Academy (Overland Park), Independence High School (Independence), Kapaun Mt Carmel High School (Wichita), Manhattan High School (Manhattan), McLouth High School (Mc Louth), Newton High School (Newton), Olathe Northwest HS (Olathe), Olathe South High School (Olathe), Perry Lecompton Schools (Perry), Pretty Prairie USD 311 (Pretty Prairie), Quinter Band (Quinter), Riley County High School (Riley), Seaman High School (Topeka), Shawnee Heights High School (Tecumseh), Topeka High School (Topeka), USD 250 (Pittsburg), USD 310 Fairfield School (Turon), USD 341 Oskaloosa School District (Oskaloosa), USD 380 Centralia (Centralia), USD431 (Hoisington)
KentuckyValley High School (Elizabethtown)
MarylandDr. Henry A Wise High School (Upper Marlboro)
MichiganAnnapolis High School, Dearborn Heights School District No. 7 (Dearborn Heights), Fenton High School (Fenton), International Academy of Troy (Troy), Martin Public Schools (Martin)
MinnesotaiSD197 (Saint Paul), Rochester Public Schools / Century High School (Rochester), Saint Thomas Academy (Saint Paul)
MississippiBelmont High School (Belmont), Coleman Middle School (Greenville), Grenada High School Band (Grenada), Leflore County High School (Itta Bena), Riverside High School (Cleveland), South Panola High School (Batesville), St. Joseph Catholic School (Madison), Tylertown HS Band (Tylertown)
MissouriGreen Ridge (Sedalia), Holcomb R-III (Clarkton), Jayhawk USD 346 (Drexel)
MontanaFairfield Public Schools (Fairfield), Thompson Falls Public Schools (Thompson Falls)
NebraskaWayne Community Schools (Wayne)
New HampshireMemorial High School (Dover)
New YorkCairo-Durham CSD (Cairo), Cobleskill-Richmondville CSD (Cobleskill), Dover High School (Dover Plains), Fredonia Symphonic Band (Fredonia), Penn Yan Academy (Penn Yan), Port Chester High School (Port Chester), The Wheatley School (Old Westbury), Westfield Academy and Central School (Westfield)
North CarolinaSouthern Guilford High School (Greensboro)
OhioChardon High School Bands (Chardon), Coldwater High School (Coldwater), North Ridgeville City Schools (North Ridgeville), Orange City School District (Euclid), Sandy Valley Local Schools (Magnolia)
OklahomaCoalgate Public Schools (Coalgate), Davis Bands (Davis), Elgin High School Band (Elgin), Frederick ISD (Frederick), Little Axe High School Choir (Norman), Morrison Public Schools (Morrison), Pathways Middle College (HS) (Oklahoma City), Watonga HS Band (Watonga), Washington High School (Washington)
OregonDavid Douglas HS (Portland)
PennsylvaniaCurwensville Jr/Sr. High School (Curwensville), Northern Lebanon School District (Fredericksburg)
Rhode IslandCranston High School East Thunderbolt Band (Cranston)
South DakotaRoosevelt High School (Sioux Falls), West Central School (Hartford)
TennesseeJackson County Band (Gainesboro), South Pittsburg High School (South Pittsburg)
TexasBanquete High School (Robstown), Cedar Creek High School (Cedar Creek), Stamford ISD (Stamford)
UtahUintah High School (Vernal)
WashingtonGrandview High School (Grandview), KiBe High School Band (Benton City)
WisconsinGlenwood City School District (Glenwood City), La Follette High School (Madison), Marshfield High School Band (Marshfield), Two Rivers High School (Two Rivers)
WyomingBuffalo High School (Buffalo), Cokeville High School (Cokeville), Laramie High School (Laramie), Pinedale High School (Pinedale), Powell High School (Powell)
Alberta, CanadaBow Valley High School (Cochrane)

Middle Schools

AlaskaRomig Middle School (Anchorage)
ArkansasBlytheville School District (Blytheville), Stuttgart Junior High School (Stuttgart), Trumann Middle School (Trumann), Washington Junior High Band (Bentonville), Wynne Junior High School (Wynne)
CaliforniaArden Middle School (Sacramento), Buljan and Cooley Middle Schools (Rocklin), Hillview Jr High School (Pittsburg), Reardan SD (Los Angeles), SAUSD (Santa Ana)
ColoradoWestlake Middle School (Broomfield)
FloridaClassical Christian School for the Arts (Pinellas Park), Gulf Breeze Middle School Band (Gulf Breeze), Rocky Bayou Christian School (Niceville), Sgt. Smith MS Band (Tampa), Volusia County Schools (Deland)
GeorgiaEvans Middle School (Newnan)
IdahoBoise School District (Boise), Butte Middle/High School (Arco), Kuna Middle School (Kuna), Sage Valley Middle School (Nampa), Victory Middle School (Meridian)
IllinoisBureau Valley Junior High Band (Manlius), Golf Middle School (Morton Grove), Kankakee School District 111 (Bradley), Miguel Juarez Middle School (Waukegan), Rochester CUSD3a (Rochester), South View Upper Elementary (Tilton), Walter R. Sundling Junior High School Band (Palatine), Williamsville Jr. High (Williamsville)
IndianaSouth Deanery Band (Indianapolis)
IowaDavenport Community Schools-Truman (Muscatine)
KansasAnthony Middle School (Manhattan), Argentine Middle School (Kansas City), Barber County North (Medicine Lodge), Cheney Band (Cheney), Jardine Middle School (Topeka), JCMS Geary County USD 475 (Junction City), Lakeside Junior High (Downs), Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School (Wichita), Norton Community Schools, USD 211 (Norton), Oberlin USD #294 (Oberlin), Olathe Public Schools (Olathe), Perry Lecompton Middle School (Perry), Pioneer Ridge MS (Gardner), Riverton USD 404 (Riverton), Rock Hills USD 107 (Mankato), South Central USD 300 (Coldwater), St John’s Catholic School (Beloit), St. Benedict Catholic School (Atchison), USD 310 Fairfield School (Turon)
MaineBrunswick Junior High School (Brunswick)
MichiganCrawford AuSable Schools (Grayling), Dansville Schools (Dansville), Farwell Schools (Farwell)
MinnesotaBluff View Elementary School (Lake City), Kellogg Middle School (Rochester)
MississippiColeman Middle School (Greenville)
MissouriFort Zumwalt DuBray Middle School (Saint Peters), STEAM Academy Middle School (Hazelwood)
MontanaSavage Public School (Savage)
NevadaSouthern Nevada Homeschool Performing Arts (Las Vegas)
New JerseyPequannock Valley School (Pompton Plains), Randolph Schools (Morris Plains)
New YorkBridgehampton UFSD (Bridgehampton), Hinsdale Central School (Hinsdale), Oceanside Middle School (Oceanside), Otisville Elementary School (Otisville), South Seneca CSD (Ovid), Sullivan West Elementary (Jeffersonville), York CSD (Retsof)
North CarolinaAlbemarle Middle School (Albemarle), Greene County Middle School (Winterville)
OhioDelhi Middle School (Cincinnati), Riverview East Academy (Cincinnati), Ruffing Montessori School (North Ridgeville), Sidney City Schools (Minford), Wright Brothers Middle School (Dayton)
OklahomaAlice Robertson Junior High School (Muskogee), Carl Albert Middle School (Oklahoma City), Dale Public School (Mcloud), Keys Public Schools (Park Hill), Ponca City West Middle School (Ponca City), Poteau public schools (Poteau)
OregonSherwood Charter School (Sherwood), St Helens Middle School (Saint Helens)
PennsylvaniaBaggaley Elementary (Irwin), Perkiomen Valley Middle School East (Collegeville)
South CarolinaClifdale Middle (Spartanburg)
South DakotaBen Reifel Middle School (Sioux Falls), Memorial Middle School (Sioux Falls)
TexasBowman MS (Plano), Brownfield MS (Brownfield), Cypress Grove Intermediate (College Station), L.V. Stockard Middle School (Dallas), Ouida Baley Middle School (Greenville), Pike Middle School (Justin), Waxahachie ISD (Waxahachie)
UtahCVMS (Huntington), Snowcrest Junior High (Eden)
VirginiaAcademy for Discovery at Lakewood (Norfolk), Andrew Lewis Middle School (Salem), Hampton City Schools (Hampton)
WashingtonCashmere School District (Cashmere), Leota Middle School (Bellevue)
West VirginiaPikeView Middle School (Princeton)
WisconsinDeerfield School District (Deerfield), Elkhorn Area Middle School (Elkhorn), Glenwood City MS/Hs (Glenwood City), Riverside Middle School (Watertown), Riverview Grade School (Silver Lake), St. Bruno Parish School (Dousman)
WyomingJackson Hole Middle School (Jackson), Lyman Intermediate School (Lyman)
Bendigo, AustraliaBendigo South East College (Bendigo)
Manitoba, CanadaLinden Christian School (Winnipeg)

Elementary Schools

CaliforniaUniversity Preparation Charter School at CSUCI (Camarillo)
ConnecticutOrchard Hills Elementary School (Milford)
MinnesotaNellie Stone Johnson Elementary (Minneapolis)
New JerseyOliver Street School (Newark)

Mixed Ensembles

ArkansasAlpena Schools (Alpena)
KansasUdall MS/HS (Udall), Woodson USD #366 (Yates Center)
New YorkHarrison Ave. School (South Glens Falls)
WyomingFarson-Eden School, Evanston Civic Chorus (Evanston), Upton Middle/High School Bands (Upton)

Collegiate Bands

CaliforniaMoreno Valley College (Perris)
KansasDodge City Community College (Dodge City)
North CarolinaPfeiffer University (Albemarle)
OhioMiami University (Oxford)
TexasCollin College (Allen)
Queensland, AustraliaChancellor State College

Community Bands

AlabamaHuntsville Concert Band (Huntsville)
ArizonaRosie’s House (Phoenix)
ArkansasBoone County Community Band (Harrison)
CaliforniaDocumentedAmerica (Claremont), Echo Beach Jazz Quartet (San Francisco), Topanga Live Jam (Topanga)
ColoradoNew Horizons Band of Montrose (Montrose)
IllinoisDeerfield Community Band (Deerfield)
IowaIowa Lakes Community College Music Department (Estherville)
KansasArkansas City Community Band (Arkansas City), Barber County North (Medicine Lodge), Emporia Municipal Band (Emporia), Louisburg USD 416 Bands (Louisburg)
MassachusettsBoston Music Project (Boston)
MichiganRochester Community Concert Band (Rochester)
MinnesotaRoseville Big Band (Saint Paul)
MissouriRolla Choral Arts Society (Rolla)
New JerseyMontclair Community Band (Montclair), Paterson Music Project (Paterson)
New MexicoRio Grande Revelers (Las Cruces)
North CarolinaBrunswick Big Band (Leland), Stanly County Concert Band (Albemarle), United Arts Council of Catawba County (Hickory)
OhioPortsmouth Wind Symphony (Ironton), The Harp Gathering (Toledo)
OklahomaChisholm Trail Municipal Band (Duncan)
OregonOrgelkids USA (Corvallis)
PennsylvaniaMake Music Philly (Bala Cynwyd), Music For Everyone (Lancaster), Repasz Band & Mid-Penn Band Festival (Mill Hall)
South DakotaRapid City Municipal Band (Rapid City)
TexasPride of San Antonio Showband (San Antonio)
WashingtonZje Mongol (Mercer Island)
WisconsinBurlington Kiwanis Civic Band (Mukwonago), Edgerton Community Band (Edgerton), LOLA Arts (Land O Lakes), Madison Cello Ensemble (Madison), Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band (Hartland)
Puerto RicoThe Jane Stern Community Library (Dorado)
Zutphen, The NetherlandsPopcollege Zutphen (Zutphen)

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