Jan Barber, project manager of Make Music Federal Way, rings bells on Jan. 18 in honor of the more than 400,000 people who have died from COVID-19. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror

Everything you need to know about this year’s Make Music Federal Way

The event is from 4-8 p.m. June 21 at the PAEC Plaza (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South).

Make Music Federal Way takes to an outdoor stage in just a few days.

Sponsored by the Federal Way Lions Club, Make Music Federal Way is from 4-8 p.m. June 21 at the PAEC Plaza (31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South).

This free event unites musicians and provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to enjoy live music as the community takes part in this global celebration on the first day of summer.

Virtual events will also take place on social media, such as “cellphone solos.”

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Multi-Service Center. For a bite to eat, two food trucks will be on site at the event.

Make Music Federal Way is planning an ensemble from A Touch of Class Swing Band, live music presented by the Federal Way School of Music youth, 1960s music from the Marine Hills Folk Jam, trumpet solos from Emerald Downs’ Daniel Harrington, and marching music presented by the youthful Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline, according to project manager Jan Barber of Make Music Federal Way.

For more information, visit makemusicday.org/federalway.

On June 15, the City of Federal Way proclaimed June 21 as Make Music Federal Way Day and encourage all residents to celebrate the joy of making music.

The one-day festival “involves musicians, bands, and ensembles from a diverse array of styles and genres, creating an opportunity to unite through the language of music,” the proclamation reads in part.

Schedule

4-4:40 p.m.: Flag Ceremony and event welcome with Trumpet Medley by Daniel Harrington

4:40-4:50 p.m.: The Federal Way School of Music: Youthful talent rising up student performances

4:55-5:10 p.m.: The Joneschiet Band featuring tight harmonies, violin, and old favorites

5:15-5:30 p.m.: Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumming Line, featuring youth from ages 7-19

5:30-6:15 p.m.: Strummers, drummers, harmonica, and kazoo

Papa John’s Pizza Box Percussion to a Samba Beat. Sarah and Rachel will introduce two Samba songs – in Portuguese! You can strum along with your uke, banjo, guitar…

Can you uke?: Bring your own ukulele — we have sheet music. Try a tune; row your boat or even five foot two; strum along with your strings!

Help with your harmonica: Get help with your free Hohner harmonica (while supplies last).

6:15-6:45 p.m.: The Marine Hills Folk Jam with tunes from Five foot Two to The Beatles

7-8 p.m.: The Touch of Class big band: The swing sound of the forties


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