Music has an incredibly important role to play during the holiday season as it brings together friends and families, and creates a jubilant and festive atmosphere in communities. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, enjoying the holidays in the sun, dancing with your friends, or perfecting the way you play musical instruments, music is undeniably a part of our lives during the holiday season.
Being able to play second hand musical instruments will put you in the centre of the holiday excitement. Whether you’re jamming with a friend or have reached stardom in your community with your bands unique tunes and local flavour, being able to play musical instruments will offer you the chance to be a part of the action. Spend a relaxing evening with your nearest friends while playing tunes on your guitar or grace the stage at your local bistro with your piano music; as the atmosphere of the holiday season is relaxed and care-free, you’ll find that your music welcomes regardless of genre or level of expertise.
As the extended school holidays and end of year break in South Africa lands over the Christmas public holidays and festive season, you’ll find yourself listening to Christmas carols or songs in one form or another. Whether you’re simply pushing your trolley in a supermarket, attending a nativity play or playing Christmas music in your home over the period, you’ll find it hard to escape the tangible excitement that the music brings everyone. Regardless of whether you’re playing your own musical instruments or enjoying the talents of others, you’ll find yourself getting swept up in the celebrations and bursting to join in with the carol singers.
As many children find themselves facing days of boredom and getting restless in between finishing and starting the school year, the end of year holidays is the perfect time for them to start or practice playing their musical instruments. By spending a little time every day practicing, they’ll find themselves improving dramatically and will be ready to impress their music teachers with the new capabilities in the New Year.
Towards the end of the year, locals enjoy the tangible atmosphere of Christmas. And as many businesses and companies close over the Christmas break, towns and cities are alive with holiday makers and locals enjoying the good weather and their freedom. During this time, listening to live bands perform with loved ones is popular, as is dancing to local musical ensembles or going clubbing.
Although we don’t always notice the presence of music in our lives, it has an incredibly important role in every aspect of our days. And during the holiday season, its presence is all the more important as its “white noise” in the background encourages us to relax and forget the stresses of our careers. Without music, we’d probably find other ways to relax, bond, and celebrate, however music famously has the unique ability to create an atmosphere or feeling towards something.
Without musical instruments we would be able to sing, however the beats and rhythms would be harder to follow. Listening to and making music enables us to become a part of something greater and enjoy a community spirit that cannot be found elsewhere; during the holidays this plays a vital part of our Christmas Spirit and relaxation.
Music is a key part of the holiday spirit, and whether we realize it or not, it has an incredibly significant part to play in our day to day enjoyment and excitement towards the festive season. Regardless of whether we’re practising our musical instruments by ourselves, jamming with friends, going to live concerts, or listening to the radio while driving, we’ll find ourselves encouraged by the hidden message within the music and will feel uplifted by the occasion in brings.