“Touch of Class” swing band

“Touch of Class” swing band

Make Music Federal Way welcomes you on June 21

Events hosted at three Federal Way locations.

On Tuesday, June 21, the Federal Way Lions Club, in collaboration with both Federal Way libraries, will celebrate Make Music Federal Way at three locations:

1) Town Square Park:

Live Music and activities 3-8:15 p.m.

Live music will be played in Town Square Park all afternoon at no cost! Featuring a parade at 3 p.m., with a trumpet medley, a recital from three students at the Federal Way School of Music, a presentation from the award-winning Washington Diamonds Drill Team, music from Kenya with Elizabeth Karimi, the United States Navy brass band, and the 17-piece swing band, Touch of Class, from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Visit a South King Fire Truck, check out a harmonica class, and enter a Bingo card for a raffle for a chance to win a Casio portable keyboard. Federal Way’s own Radio Hankook will broadcast live from Town Square Park. There will also be an instrument petting zoo; check it out!

Sponsored by City of Federal Way, Federal Way Arts Commission, and King County Councilmember Pete Von Reichbauer.

2) 320th Library:

  • Make a Musical Instrument 2-3 p.m.

Create your own musical instruments using everyday materials. Try out different musical instruments in our “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

Walk-ins are welcome as capacity allows, but attendees are encouraged to reserve a spot by visiting the link below. Registration is open until 1 p.m. Monday, June 20. All ages welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Federal Way Libraries


  • Gansango African Dance Company 3-4 p.m.

Travel to Africa for the day! Teaching artists from Gansango Music & Dance Company perform dance and drumming from West Africa.

This interactive performance will entertain and educate, blending contemporary and traditional dance with drumming, song and audience participation. Come and watch, learn, tap your feet to the drums, and dance if you are inspired. All ages are welcome.

3) Federal Way Library @ 34200 1st Way S.

  • Ukulele Start-Up for Beginners 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn to play the ukulele in this welcoming class, presented by award-winning songwriter Wes Weddell. Go from zero-to-song in 60 minutes, no previous experience necessary.

Ukuleles will be provided for 16 participants on a first come, first served basis. Feel free to bring your own, if you have one. Activity suited for ages 9 and up.

  • 3D Design Tinkercad Meetup Online 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn how to design guitar picks, kazoos, and other music-related 3D objects in Tinkercad (a free, online 3D design platform). Learn about designing things for a 3D printer, and discover what the Federal Way Library Makerspace has to offer! Ages 10 and up. All levels of experience are welcome.

For more information, visit https://1.kcls.org/MakeMusic

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US Navy Brass Band

US Navy Brass Band

Megan Willan, Jan Barber, and Elna Aki playing ukuleles

Megan Willan, Jan Barber, and Elna Aki playing ukuleles

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