Minor Music
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Labor Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September. Origins of the holiday are traced back to 1872 when a parade was held in support of a strike by Toronto’s Typographical Union. In 1882, American union official Peter McGuire was asked to speak at a Canadian festival commemorating […]

classical

In 1994, President Bill Clinton issued a proclamation urging all Americans to observe September as Classical Music Month. And to that we say: Easier said than done. We know what you’re thinking. Most people have an inexplicable aversion to classical music. While they can’t actually tell you what classical music is, they know for a […]

case

Here are 5 things your band director wants you to work on this summer. Honest. Go ask him! Invest your time in longer, more intense practice sessions. Concentrate on scales and sight reading. Take a good, long look at your instrument. Contact your teacher about any problems or malfunctions, but do not attempt ANY repair work yourself […]

concertArt

  Is it ok to applaud between movements at a classical concert? It seems as though everyone from presidents to school children seem flustered by that sense of, “What do I do?” In the fall of 2009, President Obama hosted a classical music event at the White House. He jokingly admitted that he relies on the guidance of the […]

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  Francis Scott Key was born August 1, 1779 to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy and John Ross Key of Frederick County, Maryland. He was an American lawyer (and amateur poet) infamously detained aboard a British Royal Navy ship at the Battle of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. He is probably best known for […]

ClassicalMusic

Here’s how we recommend teachers introduce Classical Music to young listeners of all ages. We realize that the the term “Classical Music” can be ambiguous at best (and at times, downright intimidating). So our approach defines classical music in the simplest of terms: The “classic” instrumental musical forms of Concerto, Sonata and Symphony circa 1750-1820. […]

United States Air Force

  The United States Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. Sure, we hope you’ll download the The Air Force Song and add it to your playlist, but take a few moments and visit the White House Blog , and […]