Here are a few ideas for those spending a rainy day or night at home (with or without kids);
Pick up your smart phone (or tablet or computer) and make a music video for the Make Music Upper Perk Cell Phone Video Showcase! We’ve extended the deadline to submit a short video to midnight tomorrow (Saturday, June 17, 2017). Take some photos and video of your favorite moments, add your favorite song (easily done with some free phone apps) and submit your newly minted video to this year’s Cell Phone Music Video Showcase at Make Music Upper Perk! It can be about whatever brings you joy; graduation, walks in the woods, you and your friends playing air guitar in the backyard, a story you want to tell with music, singing around the campfire, an original song you’ve written, film a band playing in the garage, whatever images put to any music (within family friendly limits, please!) There are prizes for youth and adult categories (video makers 18 and under, and over 18 years of age). Read more about the contest, suggested apps, and how to submit the video.
Make and decorate an edible cake based on a Broadway musical or show tune; go wherever your imagination and creativity take you, whether it be few musical notes and the name of a show or character; or a design based in any way on Cats, Wicked, Hamilton, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Chorus Line, Oklahoma, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, or any other musical you like. The cake can be as small as a cupcake, or as large as you can carry. Cakes must be delivered to the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Avenue, Pennsburg, PA between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. There will be prizes for Best Design in two separate age brackets; Youth (18 and under) and Adult (over 18). There will also be a “People’s Choice Award” voted on by the public throughout the day of Make Music Upper Perk for favorite decorated cake (for each age group). The cakes will be on display upstairs in the music room of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center all day Wednesday, as part of our celebration of 5 years of Make Music Upper Perk. We will be cutting the decorated cakes and sharing them with the public at 3:30 p.m. at Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center on June 21, 2017 (after the final musical performance of the day at this location). Read more about the contest.