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Live, free musical celebration

Strum the Guitar, Toot the Flute and Clarinet and blow The Recorder as well as a Special Concert

Performed by

professional Jazz musicians


Outdoor venue


5;00 TO 7:00 PM



Make Music Day is a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year. This year Make Music Day will bring together people from over 800 cities across 120 countries. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and is coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. Make Music Day Markham is presented in collaboration with Musicably.com, the mindful way for making music.

To celebrate Make Music Day Markham there will be a movie shoot at the Cyrus Community Centre on Thursday, June 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You are invited to come to participate in the movie shoot if you wish and to enjoy a jazz concert performed by Sean O’Connor who plays the tenor saxophone and Brian DeWolfe who plays the guitar. Sean is also a music itinerant instructor or band teacher with The Toronto District School Board and Brian is an airplane pilot. The Group From Iran will also perform. Please note that the movie shoot may be loud at times.

If you have a band instrument and you would like to play an easy band arrangement of the composition Star Wars (Main Theme) please bring your band instrument and if possible a music stand to the Cyrus Community Centre prior to 5:00 p.m. It is hoped that there will be a sectional rehearsal following which a YouTube movie shoot video will be filmed. Please note that anyone may participate in the movie shoot. Some proficiency on a band instrument is recommended. You may wish to come to watch this musical group encounter session. It is hoped that the movie shoot will be humourous. In other words mistakes will most likely happen and will be encouraged!  From 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Group From Iran will perform following which Sean and Brian will perform a jazz concert for you to enjoy. Please register at http://www.makemusicday.org/markham/

Please note that the York Region Police will be contacted and it is possible that the road may need to be shut down for a period of time between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On behalf of Cyrus Foundation we hope that you enjoy this unique event.