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
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
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
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
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