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Special Days Celebrated With Music

Updated weekly, a national or world day is highlighted with a brief informational video and related music videos. It’s the MUSIC answer to Scholastic News or The Weekly Reader!

May 12 National Limerick Day

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May 5 International Tuba Day

Big Carl-An 8′ tall tuba!
How to play the tuba.

May 17 National Bike to School Day

This classic is in 3/4 meter!

Experience the 3s:
simple sway to the beat
pat one leg on 1 and with the other hand tap your chest on 2 and 3.

May 20 Armed Forces Day &
May 31 Memorial Day

April 3 National Film Score Day

Music of John Williams

April 11 National Barbershop Quartet Day

April 22 Earth Day

April 30 International JAZZ Day

March 29 World Piano Day

The Wellerman-In Am, uses the full scale. If you want to play on Boomwhackers, put octavator caps on half of your A tubes. So A (oct), B (oct), C, D, E, F, G, A’ will allow you to play along!

March 21 World Poetry Day

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 10 International Bagpipe Day

March 4-Marching Music Day

Blue Devils Drum Corps

Southern University Marching Band

US Marine Corps Band

The History of Military Marches

February 26-National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Check out the “How to Use Fairy Tales in Music Class” blog post!

February 15-National Gumdrop Day

February 7-World Ballet Day

Misty Copeland

January 28-National Kazoo Day

January 24-National Peanut Butter Day

January 17-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Follow the above link for LOTS of MLK resources!

January 9-International Choreographer’s Day

International Choreographer’s Day

Mambo from West Side Story

Thriller by Michael Jackson (shortened)

Evolution of Dance has lots of great dances and might be appropriate for some classes. Please review it before showing.

January 3-Women Rock! Day

Aretha Franklin
Joan Jett

My ❤️ FAVORITE rocker-H.E.R.

December 6-Walt Disney Day

Walt Disney Day-December 6

The first Monday of December (12/06/2021)

Walt Disney was born in Chicago in 1901 and began as an illustrator. One of the first characters he helped create was Mortimer Mouse who later was renamed Mickey Mouse. He is known for the animated features The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi, Dumbo, and Mary Poppins. Disney was a pioneer in animation and introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.

Minnie & Mickey

Disney’s 2021 Release Movie-Encanto

December 13-National Violin Day

The violin, also known as a fiddle, is a wooden chordophone in the string family. It is the highest-pitched instrument in the family, has four strings, and is played by plucking or bowing.

Pictured is a violin from 1658.

Early stringed instruments came from the Greeks, Central Asia, and the Middle East and influenced the violin that we know today which emerged in the 1500s in Northern Italy.

The Kanneh-Mason Family

Braimah Kanneh-Mason on violin