NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY
Each year on May 22 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, National Buy A Musical Instrument Day might be the motivation you need to start.
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day is not just for school-aged children. This observation is for people of all ages. Grandpa can play his ukelele while the grandkids play the drums, trombone, and flute. Together they can all make terrific music!
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are young or old, musically experienced or just beginning, May 22nd is the day to go instrument shopping. Use #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the origin of National Buy a Musical Instrument Day.
We were unable to find any information supporting National Buy a Musical Instrument Day was originally May 18 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 have a delightful kinship to this day, at this time we are unable to confirm the origin of this day.
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