We know that when our students leave Swallow Hill after a lesson the music doesn’t end, it begins.

In our video Take Swallow Hill With You, we set out to capture the vibrancy of our music-making community and the City of Denver. We tell the active, day-in-the-life story of a student and her ever-present ukulele and Swallow Hill backpack.

Now we want to hear from you. Tell us – or better yet, show us – how you take Swallow Hill with you.

This summer we want you to share photos of you playing music as you enjoy your summer. Please share them on social media – Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter – and use the hashtag #takeswallowhillwithyou.

If you want to share, but do not want to post from your social media account, please send your photos with your name and a brief description of where you were to community@swallowhillmusic.org.

As you might have guessed, we want to make this a little interesting by entering everyone who participates in a contest. Those who share a photo in any of the categories mentioned below during the specified dates will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

These are the places we’d love to see you:

At a Park
From June 21 to July 12, share a photo of you taking Swallow Hill With You to a park. It might be your neighborhood park, the schoolyard across the street, a backyard garden, or a state or national park; we just want to see you enjoying the outdoors and making music! You will be entered to win a pair of tickets to a Denver Botanic Gardens concert of your choice, even if it’s sold out!

Take Swallow Hill With You!

Take Swallow Hill With You on the go

Near a Body of Water
From July 16 to August 2, share a photo of you making music near a body of water. Maybe you’ll be at a lake, alongside a river, or even vacationing near an ocean. Just as well, you might be dipping your toes in a kiddie pool in your backyard. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re by the water. You will be entered to win a sweet Swallow Hill backpack like you see in the video.

Your Favorite Place to Hang Out with Friends
What’s your favorite place to hang out? A microbrewery? A block party? From August 5 to August 23, share a photo of you making music at your favorite hang, and tag a friend! You will be entered to win a group class for you and a friend.

Who knows what this will lead to? Maybe we’ll compile the images for a video at the end of the summer to show the world how We All Took Swallow Hill With Us this summer.

Final rule, and this is an important one – be safe and have fun while taking those photos. We don’t want you to Take Swallow Hill With You to the emergency room!

Instrument Petting Zoo

Whatever you do this summer, Take Swallow Hill With You and make some music!