The first volunteer meeting for 2018 Make Music Upper Perk (MMUP) brought together volunteers who’ve been part of the event since the beginning, in 2013, and newcomers who have never even attended MMUP, let alone volunteered. In addition to talking about the event and the many varied volunteer opportunities, we handed out flyers and postcards to start posting and distributing in the area. Some people couldn’t make it to the meeting, but have emailed us or signed up online (it’s not too late to volunteer).
More than a dozen individuals and groups have already signed up to play on June 21st; registration continues through April 20, 2018; sign up online to perform at this year’s Make Music Upper Perk. Sign up options include live music performance (concert, gig, session, jam etc), participatory events such as workshops, and public gatherings for music participation (sing-alongs, drums, guitars, kazoos, etc). Music makers of all ages, abilities, and types of music are invited to be part of this event.
We started setting up this year’s Kickstarter campaign – that fundraiser is held during the month of March. This year, donations may be also be made with MMUP 2018 donation form (one can print it out and mail the form and a check to MMUP, address on donation form). Make Music Upper Perk is in the process of seeking non-profit 501c3 status.
Make Music Upper Perk takes place every year on the first day of summer, June 21st, throughout the Upper Perkiomen Valley; free music concerts held indoors and outdoors, in local parks, green spaces, libraries, coffeehouses, local businesses, community centers, everywhere and anywhere musicians of all ages and abilities and instrumental preference would like to perform. A full performance schedule will be widely distributed online and on paper in May.