Make Music Fresno is extremely grateful to our sponsors who have helped make Make Music Day Fresno possible by donating instruments and music for the event!
Alfred Music, a longstanding Make Music Day partner, returns in 2023 to support guitar events nationwide.
As part of the new “String Together” initiative, Alfred Music is providing free copies of guitar chord books for events at dozens of music retailers, setting new players off on their musical journeys.
Make Music partner Hohner has long been a leader in the harmonica field.
In 2023, for the eleventh straight year, Hohner is generously providing thousands of free harmonicas across dozens of cities for Make Music Day, allowing countless first-time players to start developing the skills to make music throughout the year.
For the third Make Music Day, Panyard will supply Jumbie Jams, an entry level steel pan designed to be easily playable by anyone, to eleven Make Music chapters.
The steel pans will be used in participatory events and “petting zoos” on June 21, introducing the instrument – an icon of Trinidadian culture – to a wider audience in cities from coast to coast.
The Vic Firth Company, setting the standard for percussion since its inception in 1963, is supporting two major Make Music events this year.
For the third year, percussionists who attend Flowerpot Music events across the country will be provided with Vic Firth’s Balter mallets, and invited to make music together. Anyone can join the events and make a great sound on a flowerpot – no experience required!