Category Archives: The Anthem

Proudly We Hail! MMB #Anthem200 Halftime Show

RED, WHITE & “GO BLUE!” (Click Here to View Video of the Show) U-M TO HOST ONE OF NATION’S BIGGEST CELEBRATIONS FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM’S 200th BIRTHDAY Michigan Marching Band to perform half-time extravaganza in celebration of “The Star Spangled Banner” … Continue reading

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Banner Moment #4: Inspiration—Key Witnesses American Victory (& History)

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Posted in Banner Moments, Battle of Baltimore, Dr. Beanes, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, History, History, John Skinner, Mark Clague, The Anthem, War of 1812 | 3 Comments

Banner Moment #3—August 19, 1813—Garrison Flag Delivered to Fort McHenry

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Posted in Banner Moments, Battle of Baltimore, Fort McHenry, History, Mark Clague, Mary Pickersgill, War of 1812 | 3 Comments

Banner Moment #2—Oct. 3, 1787—First Documented Performance of the Melody

Banner Moments History Series (forward / back) While “The Anacreontic Song” was written in 1775 or ’76, The London Times (which believe it or not reported and reviewed Anacreontic Society meetings) did not start publishing until ten years later, so … Continue reading

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Banner Moment #1—August 1, 1779—Francis Scott Key is Born

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Ten Banner Moments: A History of Francis Scott Key’s Anthem

On Thursday, September 12 in honor of Star Spangled Music Day, a dazzling exhibit will open in celebration of the #Anthem200 anniversary. Titled “Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life,” the exhibit features items from collections drawn across the … Continue reading

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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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