Live music celebrated in annual event, performances

📸 The Tim Kane-led drumming circle was a big draw for friends and families of all ages at Hitchcock Academy on Make Music Day June 21. Courtesy photo.

BRIMFIELD — Hitchcock Academy was just one spot in the worldwide celebration of International Make Music Day to welcome in summer on the summer solstice.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Hitchcock joined make music day celebrations in 2017 when Executive Director Susan Gregory first heard of the event.

“I love the idea of being connected to the world on the summer solstice through music,” Gregory said. “It feels a bit magical!”

Hitchcock and the community are thankful for performances by Jordan Richmond, James Paul, Never Say Never (Jessica and Jared Fiske Adams), Chiara Esposito, Mike Majorowski, and Tim Kane Drums. 

📸 Kazoo making was perfect for all ages.  A rousing kazoo finale with a round of Row , Row, Row your boat was a fun way to welcome in the summer. Courtesy photo.

Everyone was invited to make tambourines with DCF Foster Care recruitment team members to get in the mood for music.  For anyone thinking about being a foster parent or a respite worker,  please contact them about details.  A Kazoo-making  table was inviting to all and the evening culminated with a kazoo finale with songs recommended by participants. 

All this was made free thanks to funding from Trafford Painting, Sullivan & Co Realty, Noonan Energy, Squier Oil and Smokestack USA. 

Hitchcock Academy wishes everyone a delightful summer filled with fun tunes of all kinds.  Looking for more local music?  Brimfield’s Concerts on the Common are scheduled for Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m.  July 16 – Luke DeRoy Trio, July 23 – Radio Ranch Band,  and July 30 – October Moon.  Visit www.hitchcockacademy.org for details.

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