Music for all
Everyone can be a musician at the Rural City of Wangaratta’s Make Music Day event on Friday 21 June.
A hands-on program of free musical events for all ages will highlight the local celebration at the Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre (WPACC).
Mayor Dean Rees says the event is a great way of making music accessible to everyone.
“It’s really exciting to bring a dynamic and contemporary program of events to Wangaratta,” he said.
“Music should be for everyone and it’s our intention to ignite imagination, encourage participation and have a lot of fun.”
Participants can take the stage with Little Music Lab’s interactive electronic music station, complete with professional audio equipment.
Onlookers will be wowed by 10 year old Australian guitar prodigy and North East Hitchers ambassador Taj Farrant, fresh off the plane from Los Angeles and his performance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
As part of the event Taj will also be launching the North East Hitchers 'Battle of the Bands', an opportunity for regional musicians aged 12 – 22 years to win a paid spot to play at A Hitch To The Sticks festival on November 2.
An original composition written by a group of Wangaratta West Primary students will also be performed on the Federation Handbells as part of the day’s festivities.
Wangaratta joins more than 1,000 cities who are taking part in Make Music Day, a global celebration inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique.
Make Music Wangaratta will run from 3pm – 7pm in the WPACC foyer and adjoining courtyard.