Music in the Military
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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Musicians have always played an important part in the military. This ongoing series, explores not only the history of military music, but also the diverse ceremonial and entertainment roles of musicians in the military.
||CleanBlack and Navy Blue: African-American Pioneers of Navy Music||The Navy was once the most integrated of the US military services. But over time, when society changed, the Navy became the branch of service where racism and discrimination were most deeply engrained.||10/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnpacking our National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner||You probably know about Francis Scott Key’s inspired poetry, drafted during the bombing of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, but where did the music come from?||6/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCultural Diplomacy||We think of music and art as bringing us pleasure or entertainment. But it can also help in -- of all things -- foreign policy.||1/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCeremonial Brass||Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva discusses the role of musicians in the military, demonstrates battlefield bugle calls and talks about why the 24 notes of “Taps” are the toughest notes a military bugler has to play.||4/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a wonderful representation of how music unites, incites and gives insight. No matter how young or old, to hear music created by bodily instrumental control is awe-inspiring.
- Category: K-12
- Language: English
- © 2010 ARTSEDGE, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts