National Music Week

National Music Week

May 6 - 13, 2012
Music - Sounds that Inspire

National Music Week has as its core "to create an understanding and appreciation of the value of music in the home, the community, the nation, and the world." National Music Week is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Why Celebrate National Music Week?

A National Music Week observance gives us an chance to concentrate the attention of most Americans on music as a active means of communicating between people as well as a comforting groove of personal expression. Music, more than ever can serve as a great force for maintaining peace and harmony among peoples. In the words of National Music Weeks founding father, Mr Charles M. Tremaine.

"Music Week is, to some extent, different from all the other special ‘weeks.’ It is a ‘drive’ for music by the friends of music, but is also the occasion for participation in and receiving of pleasure, thus making it independent of any propelling force from behind. It gathers its momentum as it goes along from the enjoyment it brings. Its strength comes from the universal, yet sometimes unconscious human need for music, and participation ranges all the way from the elaborate concert and pageant to the simple home musicale with a place on the program sometimes even for the five-finger exercise beginner. Music, permeating the atmosphere, enters many new places where it is welcome."

Music is one of the most reverend of human pursuits, and is subscribed to by all races and creeds. Its use encourages understanding, friendliness and sympathy among all peoples. Through music, the composer conveys a variety of moods ; the auditor experiences a mystical consciousness that enchants him from the worries and problems that set upon humanity. Music is the language of all peoples. Whether used across the nation or in another country, music can be described as extraordinary force in producing peacefulness and harmoniousness.

Music – Sounds that Inspire - National Music Week Poster

National Music Week is celebrated each year during the first full week in May (the first Sunday through the second Sunday.) To have a successful Music Week observance in any community depends on organization and coordination. Local music clubs may take the initiative by enlisting the support and cooperation of all groups concerned.

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