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Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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Star Spangled Banner

Francis Scott Key/arr. by Steve Smith

 

Star Spangled Banner has been the national anthem of the USA since 1931. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy during the War of 1812. The tune was a popular song by John Stafford Smith of London. This different arrangement by Steve Smith is reverent and beautiful.

Last updated on July 9, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band