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SSISD Fine Arts Department Planning Celebration for 130th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner at October 11th Football Game

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This year marks the 130th anniversary of the first time the Star Spangled Banner was officially designated as our national anthem by the Naval Academy.  The Fine Arts Department of SSISD is working together to present the Star Spangled Banner on the field before the October 11th football game with all groups in the department taking part.
Fine Arts Coordinator Cindy Welch told us, “Our goal is to have the entire stadium join us in singing the Star Spangled Banner.  It may end up sounding like a train wreck (it is one of the hardest songs to sing), but it will be great!!!!!”
Participants:
HS Band  – Will be on the field (right side). Mr. Emmert will conduct the band and choirs
HS Drill Team – Will be in their normal position (line slightly condensed for the anthem)
MS and HS Choirs – Will anchor the choir below the front hash from 45 to 45 yd. line
Elementary and Primary Choirs – 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will join us on the 50.
They will also sign along with the anthem.
HS Theatre – Is preparing a video PSA about the Star Spangled Banner to share with the students sometime between Sept. 27 and Oct. 8.  They will also help hold flags in the back field.
MS Art – The students are creating a color sheet for the elementary students.  These will be delivered to the campuses about Sept. 27. They will also help with the flags.
HS Art – The students are producing a postcard that will include art work and the words to the Star Spangled Banner.  These will be handed out to any fans who would like one at the stadium.  They will also help hold flags.

The students will receive a red/white/blue wristband at their entrance gate and get in free.  Parents will still have to have a ticket.

Students are asked to wear the following colors:  Bush/Bowie – blue   Lamar/Travis – red

SSES – R/W/B   MS and HS R/W/B

 

 

 

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