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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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A Banner Arrangement for Beginning Band

T. J. Wolfgram, a University of Michigan graduate, who is now the band director at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, as well as a member of the 338th U.S. Army Reserve Band, has created a new arrangement … Continue reading

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Interview with Ruben Bolton—Singer & F.S. Key Reenactor

How did you become interested in Francis Scott Key as a songwriter? My girls used to ask me to sing “O say can you see” as a bedtime song. I worked up the first verse in a minor key and … Continue reading

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Report on “The Fort & the Flag” by George Armistead

A Musical Journey to the Battle of Baltimore for High School Choir by John Reim Immanuel Lutheran High School A composition for SATB choir and baritone solo, with optional accompaniment. Goals and Objectives Describe the learning outcomes and/or goals. To … Continue reading

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