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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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Banner Moment #8: 16 October 1968—Protest Salute during Olympic Medal Ceremony (Critical Patriotism)

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Banner Moment #7—March 3, 1931—Key’s Song Made Official U.S. Anthem by Congress

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Star Spangled Music Day Photo Contest

Send pics of your Star Spangled Music Day celebration to info@starspangledmusic.org or post them to our Facebook Page. Submit by September 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for a chance to win copies of our Poets & Patriots commemorative CDs. Ten … Continue reading

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Banner Moment #6: Jan. 8, 1917—Key’s Song Named “National Anthem” of U.S. Military

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