Editor's note: Video shows the talented students in the Graham-Kapowsin High School band practicing their instruments and social distancing.
Seattle residents showed unity Thursday night by going outside to "make a joyful noise" as a show of support for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture posted the following call-to-action:
Starting 8 p.m. sharp Thursday evening, we’re asking Seattleites to join a movement that began in European countries, opening our windows, standing on our balconies, from our front yards, backyards and or anywhere you can to make a joyful noise letting the healthcare and front line workers know how much we appreciate them. People can clap their hands, raise their voices, bang some pots and pans to show solidarity and let the front line know how much they are appreciated.
The Arts Office said the city-wide movement is not just for hospital workers, but anyone working to help others through Washington's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" mandate. That includes first responders, sanitation workers, grocery store employees and other essential workers.
Seattleites are encouraged to post their joyful noises on social media with the hashtags #MakeAJoyfulNoise and #SeattleTogether.