Make Some Joy

In times like these it’s even more important to find comfort in the little things. That’s why we’re inviting you to help us Make Some Joy!


  1. Grab any instrument you’ve got — a guitar or violin, an old casio keyboard, a harmonica or theremin… Or make your own instrument out of bottles or wine glasses or vegetables. Or just use your voice to sing the melody.
  2. Use your phone to record the audio or video as you play the first eight bars of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. (Here is sheet music if you need it.)
  3. Send your audio or video to

Submissions will be posted: here, The Bridge’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and WTJU’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Presented in partnership with WTJU and others.

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