Monthly Archives: September 2014

Music Day in St. Paul, Minnesota

Dear Star Spangled Music Foundation: Thank you so very much for your tremendous work on the bicentennial of “The Star Spangled Banner.”  Your website, music and videos, articles, ideas, logo, etc… and etc… were extremely beneficial as my fellow teachers … Continue reading

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Banner Moment #9: August 18, 1969—Hendrix Plays the Anthem at Woodstock

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A Celebration of Two Centuries of a Song — 4PM Live Stream

Two hundred years ago today, the “dawn’s early light” broke over Fort McHenry and illuminated a flag symbolizing resilience and courage. Two hundred years later, the song written by Francis Scott Key in praise of the fort’s defenders still waves … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Music Day Report—New York Public Library Exhibit Opening

In celebration of Star Spangled Music Day, the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts hosted Metropolitan Opera star Susanne Mentzer who helped open an exhibit in the third floor reading room. Ms. Mentzer performed … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Music Day Report—North Carolina

From Angela Stefanini, Charlotte Preparatory School I’ve been teaching the history of the Star Spangled Banner since I began teaching music in 1997.  I’ve been waiting patiently for its 200th birthday celebration in order to have a huge ordeal at … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Music Day Report—Meridian, MS

Our class celebrated the Star Spangled Banner today. We have been studying the history of the banner- song and flag- for several weeks. Today’s celebration and singing of the Star Spangled Banner were special because we are a new choir– … Continue reading

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Happy Star-Spangled Music Day!

It’s Finally Here!!! Thanks to schools and institutions from across the nation that are celebrating the 200th birthday weekend of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — the national anthem of the United States of America. Schools in Baltimore in the East, San … Continue reading

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