LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ NAMM Official Website)
On Monday, May 7, nearly 600,000 students across Canada and the United States will join together in song in a collaborative show of support for music education. For the sixth consecutive year, members of the National Association of Music
Merchants (NAMM) will partner with Canada's Coalition for Music
Education in a simultaneous event to celebrate the proven social, wellness and academic benefits of playing music. Music
Monday kicks off NAMM's National Wanna Play Week, offering a series of programs designed to engage the public in playing music.
NAMM's designated Music
Monday song, "I Wanna Play!" by platinum recording artist Aaron
Tippin and producer James
Stroud serves as the day's soundtrack. Music
Monday participants will be performing this song at the designated time of 10 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. MDT, 12 p.m. CDT, 1 p.m. EDT, and 2 p.m. ADT.
To download "I Wanna Play!" arrangements and lyrics and for details on how to register for and organize your Music
Monday event, please visit: http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/programs/2012-music-monday-usa.
NAMM encourages all participants to share their unique Music
Monday experiences online with their social networks tagging #wannaplaymusic. All people who want to learn to play a musical instrument are encouraged to take NAMM's "Pledge to Play" on Facebook.