Keep the music playing – organise a window serenade this winter
Window Serenades share the joy of live music with isolated people, bringing solo musicians or small groups to play outside care home windows for those who request a song. Created as a socially-distanced programme for Make Music Day on 21 June 2020 and cross-promoted by the international Make Music Alliance as a way to provide safe musical performances during a global pandemic, Window Serenades can be just as relevant in the winter, reaching those who are isolated during the long dark days of the year.
What you’ll need
A group of enthusiastic musicians – although a solo musician could do a Window Serenade on their own, it’s more fun if there are multiple artists who can perform in rotation, or cover more territory at a large care home.
Any gear you need to perform – to stay socially distanced, don’t ask the nursing home to provide anything. Bring your own music stand, guitar amp, batteries, warm jacket, and anything else you need. Don’t forget your trusted washing pegs to attach your music to your music stands for windy days!
For more information on organising your own Window Serenade, visit the Make Music Day website: