National Kazoo Day


Today is National Kazoo Day. If you haven’t played your kazoo since elementary school, get ready to start playing again. National Kazoo Day all began when Joyful Noise Kazoo Band member Chaplin Willard Rahn founded this day in 1983. National Kazoo Day is meant to celebrate all the ways that playing and listening to the kazoo brings happiness to people of all ages. So today on January 28th, celebrate by listening to kazoo bands or by playing your own. 

You obviously cannot have National Kazoo Day without any activities involving this holiday.

  • Do a DIY Kazoo
  • If you have children, they are sure to love this. Plus, it is easy and affordable. All you need to make this kazoo is a cardboard tube, wax paper, rubber bands, and scissors. 


  • Play your favorite songs
  • On National Kazoo Day make it a priority to get your hands on a kazoo and start playing your favorite tunes. Do you want others to get involved? Bring kazoos to work or even school and let your staff/students experience the joy of playing the kazoo. 


  • Do kazoo karaoke 
  • Supply your friends with kazoos, a microphone, and a stage, and have a fun, memorable night playing random songs with your instrument. 


It would not be a Holiday-ish story without reasons on why we love this holiday. Here are 3 reasons why we love National Kazoo Day.

  • It makes us nostalgic
  • Kazoos bring back memories of learning to play our first musical instrument. National Kazoo Day helps us remember when something that simple brings us so much joy.


  • It celebrates a fun musical instrument
  • Kazoos are fun; they’re small, simple, and they are easy to play. Still, you most likely have not tried playing one since you were a kid. 


  • It helps us feel like a talented musician 
  • All you need to do is hum a tune and let the kazoo do the rest for you. It is that simple! 


Do you want to go kazoo crazy? Well lucky for you, there are 3 reasons why you can go kazoo crazy.

  • Kazoo Museum
  • Yes, you heard that right. There is a kazoo museum in Beaufort, South Carolina. This attraction has one of the largest collections of kazoos available to the public. 


  • Kazoos have been used in music recordings
  • The members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band used kazoos in their song “Crazy Blues.” 


  • This entertainer loves using kazoos
  • I don’t think I have ever heard of an entertainer who loves using kazoos. Well, family entertainer and kazoo whiz Rick Hubbard once turned an audience of 30,000 into a giant kazoo band!