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Fulton Homes will start its noon salute program to highlight middle and high school bands in the region.
Local radio station 94.5 KOOL FM featured Mesa High School’s choral group version of the national anthem for its Noon Salute. The rendition was played everyday from April 14 to 20 at noon.
On March 3, our community and country will celebrate a unique birthday. On that date in 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed Public Law 823 that established the Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem. At its national convention in Salt Lake City, the American Legion went on record supporting the birthday of this special music with a national day of observance.
It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
Skyline High School’s band will have its rendition of the National Anthem performed throughout the rest of the week on a local radio station after winning a local contest.
The Campo Verde volleyball team sign the Star Spangled Banner during the opening ceremonies of their game against the Tucson, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Mesquite High School. [Jerry Burch/Special to Tribune]
Highland musicians wait to play the Star Spangled Banner to open the game.
Yes, it is possible. You can pursue the American dream. And maybe even be on your way to achieving it by age 11. That won’t necessarily stop comments by racists or cretins who think it’s cool and intelligent to stereotype, belittle and insult. But they can’t stop a proud and determined kid from marching, head held high, straight towards that American dream.
FILE - This Dec. 22, 2011 file photo shows Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," and shot of the cannon which defended the city against the British. All the baseball teams are based in major U.S. cities and many of the stadiums are situated in bustling downtown areas with engrossing things to do and savory places to eat when you aren't attending a game. These attractions should help the cause of baseball fans trying to recruit a spouse or other traveling teammates who may not appreciate the sublime pleasures of the game.(AP Photo, file)
Desert Vista High School’s wind ensemble received a $1,000 award from local radio station 94.5 KOOL FM in partnership with Fulton Homes last week.
Desert Vista High School’s Wind Ensemble is doing its part to live up to the school’s mission of inspiring a community of learning by demonstrating excellence in arts.
Members of the Senior Advocacy Group of Ahwatukee (SAGA) would like to extend our gratitude to the Ahwatukee Foothills community for making our Inaugural Symposium on Nov. 3 a tremendous success. Over 175 seniors, caregivers, industry experts, vendors and volunteers attended SAGA Symposium 2012, a first-time educational forum on important local resources hosted by the Pecos Community Center.
Let’s face it— some of us are just classical music geeks at heart. We can rock out to Three Doors Down and have our fair share of Carrie Underwood faves, but when we’re alone in the car, in need of some down time, we tune in to classical music.
The final notes of “The Star-Spangled Banner” hang in the air, fading away slowly. But by then members of the group have begun to trade playful quips about who missed a note or who was in the wrong key. Within Ahwatukee Brass, the camaraderie is palpable.
U.S. Rep Jeff Flake and Bryan Hackbarth stand at attention during the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Ahwatukee Republican Women GOP Senatorial Candidate Breakfast Forum at the Grace Inn on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
This Thursday, June 14, will be our National lag Day.
“DOES THAT STAR SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE?”
Eddie Rodriquez, Tempe ELks Lodge member and USAF-retired bugelling the Star Spangled Banner at the Veteran's Day Parade ceremony at Tempe Beach Park on November 11, 2010. The parade is co-hosted by Tempe Elks Lodge.
Gregg Patton, guest commentary
There was a time when a man dressed like Jeff Capps was not an unusual sight in Mesa. A tall man with a bushy mustache, tall black boots, canvas duck cloth trousers, a gun on each hip and a dusty hat, Capps is a picture of the Old West — at least after work and on weekends, when he steps into the role of “Windy Bill,” a gunslinger in the Mohave Muleskinners Western reenactment troupe.
Amateur singers of all ages are invited to compete for a chance to become "Tempe's Star-Spangled Idol."
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Read the text of the address President Barack Obama delivered Monday to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix.
Chandler's Basha High School auditorium took on the look and feel of a major sporting event Monday night as more than 1,350 residents from the East Valley stuffed themselves into every nook and cranny allowable by the fire marshal to pepper U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake with questions and criticism about health care reform legislation working through Congress.
Carol McGinnis: Recently my interest was stirred concerning the story behind the birth of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”