"This one time, at band camp..."
We know, we know: It?s a classic line. But sometimes we wonder: Hey, what?s wrong with being a band nerd? ?
If you miss those flute-toting, clarinet-tooting, cymbal-crashing good old days, sign up to relive them during Make Music Chicago, a four-year-old, one-day festival that has invited musicians of all skill levels to perform in public in celebration of the summer solstice.
Performances will include everything from a drum circle at Mozart Park to a harmonica ?blow-out? at St. James Commons. Just show up to listen or sign up to join in the jammin?. ??
If you know your way around a treble clef, register to play classic arrangements like Copland's "Hoe-Down" at 9 a.m. with the Rise and Shine orchestra at Daley Plaza (sheet music provided; bring your own stand and clips). Or, belt out show tunes during the 11 a.m. Solstice Sing-Along. ??
More of a music appreciator? Check out the schedule of more than 200 performances and go listen to your fellow Chicagoans as they make harmonious melodies together. Or beautiful noise, at least.