The Star Spangled Music Foundation maintains a Star Spangled Music YouTube channel featuring musical performances articulating the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and features educational projects by educators in our Star Spangled Teachers Network.

Educators Engage the Anthem (youtube playlist)


Mark Hildebrand has created the documentary Anthem: The Story of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which can be previewed online or purchased.

“The Star-Spangled Banner” — Early Songs of Protest and Patriotism is a multi-media set with audio and video exploring a range of American political song.

Audio Recordings

Poets & Patriots: A Tuneful History of “The Star-Spangled Banner” contains 37 tracks that trace the history of the U.S. national anthem from its origins in 1775/76 in London to Francis Scott Key writing lyrics in the Chesapeake Bay through its symbolic resonance during the U.S. Civil War through its official status as anthem by act of Congress in 1931. It is a project of the Star Spangled Music Foundation purchase here or through your favorite digital music service (iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify, etc.).