Make Music Day Brimfield

Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 PM

Brimfield- Sing in the Solstice with the community on International Make Music Day Brimfield, June 21st  6-8 PM! Hitchcock Academy hosts many programs with extremely talented musicians and they are gathering to share their love of music with the community to celebrate the arrival of summer!

Last year, over 800 cities around the world threw music celebrations on June 21.  It all started 36 years ago in France. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops. 

During Make Music Brimfield at Hitchcock, everyone is invited to stop in to join our drumming circle, bring a chair and tap your feet, dance or sing along with our performers.

International Make Music Day  was created to celebrate music and the arrival of summer! Rain or Shine. Outside if possible, inside in case of rain.  Here is what we have planned:

·        Tim Kane: Drumming Circle ( ongoing) ;

·        Bells & Beaus Bell Ringers will ring in the summer;

·        Watson & Co Teen brothers string some tunes together;

·        Jared Fiske, Jessica Adams & Rob Adams – New England Weather local favorites;

·        Linda Day & students – Violin & Viola instructor performed 22 years Austin Symphony Orchestra;

·        The Wards - Share thier messages through music

·        Luke DeRoy singer/song writer/performer

·        Commemoration presentation to Alice Sawin Davis and Robert Davis

·        Culminating with a Kazoo finale!

·       Family Foundation 5 will make rain sticks with kids, (ongoing).

Summer Registration Night! We still have room for ages 5-12 in our summer fun program.  

Bring a chair or blanket, and a picnic to enjoy with great music with Friends.

This is all made possible thanks to our sponsorships from:;;

Lightning Rods:; 

Fire Fighting Equipment

 Hitchcock Academy has a long history with music as an important part of its mission, as reflected in this 1912 photo of the Hitchcock Orchestra. 

Hitchcock Academy has a long history with music as an important part of its mission, as reflected in this 1912 photo of the Hitchcock Orchestra. 

Alice Sawin Davis was an avid music lover and created a fund to support live music in our community.  Part of Make Music Day 2018 will be sponsored using Alice Sawin Davis funds.  We will be tipping our hats to Mrs. Davis for her generosity and sharing her History of Hitchcock book she wrote in the 1970's.  Her son, Bob Davis, left a generous donation and two portraits in his will last year and we will be unveiling the portraits of Mrs. Davis' father and aunt, taken in the late 1800's when Hitchcock was a high school.

Hitchcock Academy has always had music as a part of its offerings since it opened as a school in 1855.  We currently offer Violin, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drumming, Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Ukulele lessons.  

The evening will be culminating with folks joining in a Kazoo finale! We will be surveying the audience for requests!  Kazoos provided to the first 50 arrivals.