About

SSBF-Logo-WhiteThe Star Spangled Music Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization – was created on September 14, 2012 by dedicated musicians, scholars, and educators to recognize the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2014 and beyond. Email info@starspangledmusic.org to get involved.

The mission of the Star Spangled Music Foundation is to foster appreciation and deeper understanding of the patriotic music of the United States along with its historical and cultural significance through high quality research, education, performance, and media, with particular emphasis on serving K-12 teachers and their students.

We are currently focused on a range of initiatives to celebrate the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on September 14, 2013, from kindergarten classrooms to the concert hall, while reminding all Americans of their shared heritage through the power of song. We have projects underway in education, performance, and a range of electronic media. The Foundation will be active beyond the anniversary year, with ongoing initiatives to support the thoughtful and creative use of American song in U.S. classrooms.

Meet our Board and Special Advisors

We encourage the public, through service clubs, neighborhood associations, PTAs, and social groups, to develop their own celebrations to honor the bicentennial of our national anthem. To find out how to list your event or link, or to find out how you can help grow starspangledmusic.org, please email info@starspangledmusic.org. We NEED YOU! to make the Banner’s birthday a resounding success.

Our Partners
The strength of StarSpangledMusic.Org is in our network of collaborators and we are proud and honored to be working with many leading national music and educational institutions and individuals:

To get involved, email our executive director Susan Key at info@starspangledmusic.org.

One Response to About

  1. Linda Gingrich says:

    My chorus presents an All-American Independence Celebration at the end of June in celebration of July 4, and I would love to include one or two early versions of the Anthem. I’ve added my name to your subscription list, but I’d like to get the music to the Anacreontic Song, maybe the early version of the Anthem heard on Youtube, as soon as possible. Are they available?

    Thanks

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