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Make Music Winter brings music to the streets

Dec. 17, 2018 Updated Thu., Dec. 20, 2018 at 3:18 p.m.

Community members participate in a previous year’s Make Music Winter parade in New York. (Make Music Day)
Community members participate in a previous year’s Make Music Winter parade in New York. (Make Music Day)

Every year since 2007, the Make Music Alliance has organized a free musical parade on June 21, Make Music Day.

Since 2011, the organization has brought a bit of that summer fun to the winter season with Make Music Winter, held on Friday.

This year, Spokane is one of 25 cities across the country taking part in Make Music Winter.

Organized by local non-profits Alleyscaping Spokane, My Drum House and Spokane Magic Bus, Make Music Winter Spokane, dubbed Harmonicas for Happiness, will kick off on Wall Street and end at Riverfront Park.

The event will feature audience members-turned-performers on harmonicas and drums, plus classic tunes from the Magic Bus and a showcase of local artists.

Jaji Shah and Orlando Sanchez will provide drum lessons, and there will be a limited supply of harmonicas for participants.

The event will also feature a “stuff the bus” campaign for hats, gloves and socks, and free hot chocolate, soup and crackers will be served to attendees.

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