Barbara Stewart With Conan O'Brien
National Kazoo Day occurs annually (although in some regions, more often)
on or about January 28 - or whenever convenient for the kazooist.
As stated by founder Chaplain Willard Rahn of the Joyful Noise Kazoo Band
at the Homewood Retirement Home in Williamsport, Maryland,
"After all, we have to be flexible."
Many kazooists choose the fourth Thursday in January because it's handy.
In 1983, while browsing through Readers Digest, Chaplain Rahn saw a note
on National Tuba Day. If tubas, why not kazoos?
Chaplain Rahn and the Joyful Noise Kazoo Band decided
to DO something and establish National Kazoo Day.
Unfortunately the oldest kazoo band in the world (average age 88.6666)
initially had some difficulty making their voices heard.
They were wisely referred by "How To Kazoo" author Barbara Stewart
to the Associated Press , which had no hearing problem whatsoever
-- and the rest is kazoo history.
Led in their campaign by Chaplain Willard Rahn,
the Joyful Noise Kazoo Band marched triumphantly
though red tape, as National Kazoo Day was officially established
on or about the fourth Thursday in January.
Ask not what you can kazoo for your country!
Unfortunately, Chase’s Calendar (McGraw Hill) no longer lists
National Kazoo Day, so word is passed on by oral tradition.
It lives on in the hearts and minds of all loyal kazooists,
who hand down the culture to future generations.
Information Taken From "The Complete How To Kazoo" by Barbara Stewart.