The “Fine Arts at” instructional and retail programs were established with Fine Arts at the Beach in 2008 for the purpose of providing the highest quality instruction available in the fine arts disciplines. Through this arts education program, students gain the necessary skill and knowledge to effectively utilize their creativity in music, performance, and visual finearts disciplines. Our focus also provides students with an appreciation of how the arts affect and reflect our history and culture. Students are trained to use their artistic talents to inspire, teach, and admonish others, and to enjoy the art of making/playing music as a soloist or in an ensemble as well as other areas to benefit the worship life of their local church, and to enrich their community. We now are proud to team up with Make Music Day to open up awareness and give opportunity to try out instruments, give opportunity for spots of performance, and bring community together to share and enjoy making music at all levels. Thank you NAMM…
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Last year, over 1,000 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21.
It all started 38 years ago in France.
In 1982, France’s Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would be everywhere: street corners and parks, rooftops and gardens, store fronts and mountaintops.
And, unlike a typical music festival, anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique. (In French, the name means both “festival of music” and “make music!”)
Amazingly enough, this dream has come true. The Fête has turned into a true national holiday: France shuts down on the summer solstice and musicians take over. Almost 8% of the country (5 million people) have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique.
Three decades later, the holiday has spread throughout the world and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries. In the U.S., the presenting sponsor is the NAMM Foundation.