Category Archives: Free Sheet Music

Music Lesson-Learning about Francis Scott Key and the song The Star-Spangled Banner

Students will be learning about Francis Scott Key, the Battle at Fort McHenry, and the story of the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner.  Students will be learning to sing the song, The Star-Spangled Banner through several methods such as listening, … Continue reading

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Everyday is The Star-Spangled Banner Day!

 Everyday is “The Star-Spangled Banner” Day! Vocal Music Grades 4-6 by Kaii Lee Irvine Unified School District, CA Every teacher can use “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a teaching tool to teach music in elementary school classes. Goals and Objectives Read, … Continue reading

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The Star-Spangled Banner across the Arts

 2nd grade lesson by Jennifer Butler, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy Sand Springs, Oklahoma 2nd grade students will be learning about the Battle at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key, and the composition of The Star-Spangled Banner through music, art, and dance.  Students … Continue reading

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The Music of Poetry: Decoded_Lesson 3

Guiding Question – What do our National Symbols mean to me? Focus Word – Liberty Lesson 3 – Emma Lazarus Introduction: 1) Introduce “The New Colossus” by asking what immigrant means. Capture the answers in a wordle. 2) Read “The … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Festival Performance

The Star Spangled Banner Anthem: Celebrating the origin and meaning through performance Information Literacy/Interdisciplinary Arts Grades 9-12 Brenda J. Cowe- School Library Media Specialist Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Students from choral and instrumental music, theater, dance, visual art … Continue reading

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Star Spangled “Festival Overture” To Be Premiered by Reno Orchestra & Laura Jackson

On the Fourth of July at Lake Tahoe, Maestro Laura Jackson and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will premiere a new “Star Spangled Music Edition” of American composer Dudley Buck’s “Festival Overture on the American National Air” (1879). The Reno orchestra  … Continue reading

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Spangled Mythconception #4: Key’s Banner is Based on a Bawdy Old English Drinking Song

MYTH #4: Key’s Banner is based on the melody of a bawdy old English drinking song CORRECTION: “The Anacreontic Song” was the constitutional anthem of an elite, London-based, amateur music society… but it gets complicated. Francis Scott Key would have … Continue reading

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