The Choir Sings the Star Spangled Banner


This year there has been a reintroduction of the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the home football games. The band handed over the privilege of the anthem to the choir several weeks ago, and since then, the choir has worked hard, learning the notes to the anthem and beginning to form harmonious quartets. The choir has formed multiple quartets, which are each made up of one soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.
I had the opportunity to sing in one of these quartets a few weeks ago. After a practice session in the press box with our quartet to get a lay of the land, we felt prepared for the game. Before the game, we arrived early and waited for our queue as the football team warmed up and the band started to set themselves up.

The “Star Spangled Banner” is a way for both teams to unite under a common banner before the game begins, and it is a critical component of football game culture. Overall, it is nice to see the choir participate and contribute to this culture in addition to the band and the cheerleaders.