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National Kazoo Day – January 28, 2024

If you haven’t used a kazoo since elementary school (or if you’ve never used one at all), then get ready to play! After all, National Kazoo Day’s here. It all began when Joyful Noise Kazoo Band member Chaplin Willard Rahn founded the day in 1983. National Kazoo Day is meant to celebrate all the ways that playing (and listening) to the kazoo bring happiness to people of all ages. So on January 28, celebrate by listening to kazoo bands or by playing your own.

National Kazoo Day timeline

The Kazoo is Created

Alabama Vest, a man from Macon, Georgia, invents the fun musical instrument that everyone still loves today.

The Kazoo Makes Its First Appearance

Audiences get their first glimpse of a kazoo at the Georgia State Fair.

The Kazoo is Commercially Produced

Emil Sorg, a traveling salesman, teams up with toolmaker Michael McIntyre to manufacture the kazoo in New York.

The Kazoo is Patented

McIntyre receives a patent for the kazoo production process and product.

National Kazoo Day Activities

  1. Do a DIY Kazoo

    If you have kids, they’re sure to love this. Plus, it’s easy and affordable. All you need is a cardboard tube, wax paper, rubber bands, and scissors.

  2. Play your favorite songs

    On National Kazoo Day make it a priority to get your mouth on a kazoo and hum your favorite songs. Want to get others involved? Bring kazoos to work and let coworkers experience the joy of playing.

  3. Do kazoo karaoke

    Supply your friends with kazoos, a microphone, and a stage (plus a glass of wine, preferably), and have a fun, memorable night.

3 Reasons To Go Kazoo Crazy

  1. Kazoo Museum

    This Beaufort, South Carolina, attraction has one of the largest collection of kazoos available to the public.

  2. Kazoos have been used in music recordings

    The members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band used kazoos in their song “Crazy Blues."

  3. This entertainer loves using kazoos

    Family entertainer/kazoo whiz Rick Hubbard once turned an audience of 30,000 into a giant kazoo band!

Why We Love National Kazoo Day

  1. It makes us nostalgic

    Kazoos bring back memories of learning to play our first musical instrument. National Kazoo Day helps us remember when something this simple brought us a lot of joy.

  2. It celebrates a fun musical instrument

    Kazoos are fun; they’re small, simple, and easy to play. Still, you most likely haven’t tried one since you were a kid.

  3. It helps us feel like a talented musician

    All you need to do is hum a tune and let the kazoo do the rest.

National Kazoo Day dates

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