International Make Music Day comes to Brimfield on June 21

Numerous acts to perform at Hitchcock Academy

BRIMFIELD — International Make Music Day is Thursday, June 21 and Make Music Day Brimfield will be at Hitchcock Academy and alive with tunes, drumming, and humming from 6 – 8 p.m.

The evening of music is free thanks to Hitchcock Academy sponsors, Sullivan and Company and Hitchcock’s Alice Sawin Davis Fund.  International Make Music Day was created to celebrate music and the arrival of summer.  If you were to visit , you would find a listing of programs being held around the world.

Hitchcock Academy director, Sue Gregory said, “I love music, I love our community, and when I first heard about International Make Music Day on an NPR story in 2016, I knew we had to join the world in celebration of the Summer Solstice! I have always taken a liking to watching the sky and noticing the changes of the moon, the stars, and the seasons. This event is one of two we have planned for 2018 that include the universe.  The second event is ‘Sip & Stars: Beer & Wine Tasting’ during the meteror showers on August 8  with our sponsors Rapscallion Brewery and Brimfield Winery. I am looking forward to enjoying both events this year.”

In Brimfield, music-lovers will have two hours of musical treats including Southbridge’s Bells and Beaus ringing in the evening. A teen duo, Watson & Co will perform followed by Linda Day and Jodi Stevens who are both music instructors at Hitchcock.  New England Weather, with Jared Fiske, Jessica Adams and Rob Adams are a local favorites with wonderful harmonies.  Amherst singer/songwriter Luke DeRoy will be performing as well. Tim Kane will be leading a drumming circle for all to join him and drums are provided.

Additionally, there will be a brief commemoration and a reveal of two Sawin family portrait photos from the late 1800’s, donated from Alice Sawin Davis’ family. Mrs. Davis left funding for Hitchcock to support musical programs for years at Hitchcock.  The evening will culminate with a hum along on kazoos (provided) so all can make music together! Requests will be taken throughout the evening.

For more information visit: or call 413 245-9977.


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