NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY
Each year on May 22nd we observe National Buy a Musical Instrument Day. The day is all about playing music. If you are a musician, it might be time for a new instrument. Maybe you can learn to play a second or third one. If you have never played an instrument before, this celebration may be the motivation you need.
Wander into any music shop and the person behind the counter will be passionate about the instruments. It will not matter if the instrument is brass, strung, percussion, or a woodwind. Their enthusiasm for any patron’s interest in music will show. And no matter your age, a musical instrument will bring joy to your life. String together a few notes on a keyboard or take some music lessons. Add a new instrument to your repertoire.
Make it a family affair, too. Grandpa can play his ukelele while the grandkids play the drums, trombone, and flute. Together they can all make terrific music!
HOW TO OBSERVE #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay
Explore your way to a new musical instrument. No matter your age or musical experience, May 22nd is the day to go instrument shopping. While you’re shopping, give a shout out to your favorite music shop using #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this musical holiday.
We were unable to find any information supporting National Buy a Musical Instrument Day was originally May 18th in honor of Meredith Willson, the writer, and composer of The Music Man. While the plot of The Music Man and Willson’s hometown inspiration for the book, musical, and film has a delightful kinship to this day, at this time we are unable to confirm the origin of this day.
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