First, we all need to know about Make Music Day. Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries, including Chattanooga. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Our $1,500 will sponsor a contest where anyone can pitch, plan and lead their own Make Music CHA event. The contest winners will be given our funds to pay themselves and buy any supplies needed that are not donated or cannot be borrowed. A small portion of the funds will also be used to advertise the contest, winning events and pay photographers/videographers to document it. A few examples of past events are the Drum DuetspBuzzCommunity Drum Circle, Music on the Move, Surprise Sax Solos, the Mega Jam.

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