Music museum celebrates first decade

CARLSBAD — On a cold and rainy March 5, 2000, a fanfare of brass marching bands, swing dancing, rock ’n’ roll music and pageantry marked the grand opening of the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive.
To thank the supporters, friends, members and visitors that have made this journey both possible and meaningful, the museum is offering a day of free admission and music-making activities, and free prize drawings.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6, the Museum of Making Music will be open to the public with a day of free admission and music-making activities for all ages.
It has been 10 years since the Museum of Making Music opened its doors to the public, starting its journey to celebrate the past, present and future of music making. During that time the museum has presented instrument-focused special exhibitions, hundreds of concerts, hands-on workshops, and has brought thousands of schoolchildren to learn about the history of music, and to make some themselves.
Exhibits will be brought to life with live musical demonstrations featuring guest facilitators and artists. Come hear and learn about the mandolin, phonograph, saxophone, trumpet, guitar and Chapman stick. Then play the newest additions to the museum’s Interactive Area — the Hapi drum, the Harpsicle and the Beamz laser controlled instrument.
The daylong interactive programs, each 30 to 40 minutes long, will include:
— 10:30 a.m., Community drum circle
— Noon, Ukulele sing-along
— 2 p.m., Dulcimer workshop
— 3 p.m., Guided museum tour
Experience the history of music making with live instrument demonstrations.
For more information, contact (760) 438-5996 or visit


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