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Kids Music Day

October 5

The 3rd Annual “Kids Music Day” is going global in 2018 with over 500 participating locations in 9 countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Celebrated each year on the first Friday in October, the purpose of Kids Music Day is to help spotlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, instrument donation drives, student music performances, community/family jams and more. This year, a number of celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by joining the inaugural class of Kids Music Day Ambassadors including: Julie Andrews, Richie Sambora, Nancy Wilson of Heart, Sarah McLachlan, Victor Wooten, Mandy Harvey, Jim Brickman, Bernie Williams, Siedah Garrett, Orianthi, Alma Deutsher, Todd Rundgren, Jan Hammer, Damien Escobar, Amy Holland and Charlie Worsham. Kids Music Day is also being supported this year by CASIO EMI, Alfred Music, Remo, Conn-Selmer and Kala Brand Music, all leaders in the music industry. Casio has been manufacturing quality keyboards for consumers and professionals alike for nearly forty years, while Alfred Music has been in the music publishing business since the early days of Tin Pan Alley. The REMO name has been synonymous with quality drums and percussion equipment for over 60 years. Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer & distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use. Kala Brand Music has quickly made a name for itself with quality ukulele instruments played by both professionals and amateurs. Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome these partners helping to share the Kids Music Day message, inspiring more kids to begin their musical journey. Kids Music Day is one of two international music holidays founded by the organization Keep Music Alive. In March 2018, the organization partnered with over 600 music school and music retail locations in all 50 U.S. states, Canada and 10 additional countries to offer free lessons to new students (kids and adults) as part of the 3rd Annual Teach Music Week. Some of the largest music chains in the world have participated in Kids Music Day and Teach Music Week with many of their locations including Music & Arts, Guitar Center, Kindermusik, Music Together, Gymboree, Long & McQuade, Bach to Rock and the legendary School of Rock. Keep Music Alive is a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the value of music. Our goal is to inspire more kids and adults to enjoy the educational, social and therapeutic benefits of playing music. For more information please call (610) 874-6312 or visit www.KeepMusicAlive.org

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October 5