On 21st June 2019, in partnership with The Australian Music Association (AMA), Make Music Alliance, and APRA/AMCOS, CMVic will be coordinating one of the biggest community music events in Victoria of all time!
This will be part of the international Make Music Day 2019 when musicians in over 120 countries and 800 cities around the world turn public spaces into music stages.
Tens of thousands of amateur and professional musicians, jazz combos, bands and orchestras and MCs come out to perform in streets, parks and public places; and schools showcase their music programs for the public too.
- Create your own Make Music event where you live!
- Create your own Make Music Day event at your school!
- Contact your local council & ask for a spot to play! (Parks, Plazas, & Shopping centres... the world’s your musical oyster
- Join an existing community event & add to the numbers...
With French origins dating back to 1982, Fete De La Musique crossed the Atlantic 11 years ago with the debut of Make Music New York. In 2018 Australia joined the party, so this is just the second year for us here in Oz!
Everyone interested in putting on a music activity somewhere in Victoria is encouraged to register online with CMVic here.
Groups will be kept up to date with everything that's going on, where other activities will be happening, and CMVic will be taking an active role in promoting the activities and groups involved. We will be collecting photos and videos from participants so we can put together a short movie showcasing some of the highlights - so please take lots on the day!
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