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The story of Francis Scott Key and the U.S. national anthem is so well known as to be all but unknown. The Star Spangled Music Foundation is dedicated to presenting the latest research on the U.S. national anthem, correcting several myths about the song, and putting it in context of American History.Did you know that there were more than 80 songs written to the same melody before Key wrote his lyric “In Defense of Fort McHenry,” which became “The Star Spangled Banner”? Did you know that there have been parody lyrics since Key’s day arguing for the abolition of slavery or the election of presidential candidates? Our teaching materials will provide the unknown story of Key’s anthem for you and your students.

A goal of the Star Spangled Music Foundation is to build a national network of passionate teachers who want to share “The Star-Spangled Banner” with their students as part of the anthem’s bicentennial celebration (and beyond)! We will send periodic email updates to Network members to let you know about the best websites to get information about American song, new instructional resources, and important events that will be of interest to you and your students. (Only your email is needed and you can unsubscribe at any time. We will not share your email with others.) Thanks for joining us!

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StarSpangledMusic.Org is a project of the not-for-profit Star Spangled Music Foundation. It is administered by Professor Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and Dr. Susan Key, a musicologist of American music who resides in California.
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