Star Spangled Celebration

Star Spangled Celebration
Posted on 09/15/2021
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Indian Lake Elementary observed the 207th birthday of the National Anthem recently with their annual Star Spangled Celebration. 

ILES students gathered at Laker Stadium for a campus concert from the Indian Lake Marching Band. The band performed the National Anthem while students and staff members each stood with hand on heart and sang. Many wore red, white and blue for the occasion, as well. 

ILES Music Teachers Pamela Mendenhall and Tracey Notestine explain that it is always important to understand our nation's history and symbolism, especially after commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Students have been learning the history, vocabulary and lyrics of the national anthem in music class since school began. On September 14, 1814, (207 years ago) Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry. It was later set to music as the Star Spangled Banner. Students also read the book "The Biggest and Best Flag that Ever Flew" by Rebecca T. Jones, that details the making of the flag and that point in history.
After the Star Spangled Banner, the students cheered as the band broke into the Laker Fight Song and several other tunes from their pre-game and half-time shows.

Indian Lake Elementary observed Patriot's Day with their annual Star Spangled Celebration this afternoon. 
ILES students gathered at Laker Stadium for a campus concert from the Indian Lake Marching Band. The band performed the National Anthem while students and staff members each stood with hand on heart and sang. Many wore red, white and blue for the occasion, as well.  
ILES Music Teacher Tracey Notestine explains that it is always important to understand our nation's history and symbolism, especially on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 
Students have been learning the history, vocabulary and lyrics of the national anthem in music class since school began. On September 14, 1814, (205 years ago) Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry. It was later set to music as the Star Spangled Banner. Students also read the book "The Biggest and Best Flag that Ever Flew" by Rebecca T. Jones, that details the making of the flag and that point in history.
After the Star Spangled Banner, the students cheered as the band broke into the Laker Fight Song and several other tunes from their pre-game and half-time shows.