St. Boniface Students To Give National Anthem Program At Community Center

On Friday, Sept. 11, St. Boniface School will participate in the American Public Education Foundation’s (APEF) annual singing of the National Anthem.
According to music instructor Rachel Becker, the students will present a 30-minute program on the Star-Spangled Banner at the Elgin Community Center beginning at 12:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
On that day, students are being asked to join together and simultaneously sing the National Anthem. That request is being made by the APEF which will provide free, educational resources on the words, meaning and history of the National Anthem.
The National Anthem movement began two years ago and asks students to unite and sing together.  There are numerous events taking place around the country.
“Getting students involved in learning the words and meaning of our nation’s anthem, as well as uniting as a country on 9/11 is powerful,” says Mia Toschi, Founder of the National Anthem Movement and APEF National Director of Strategic Partnerships. This year’s event concludes a year-long celebration commemorating the 200th birthday of the National Anthem and the foundation hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Records simultaneous sing-a-long of the National Anthem.
If the record is broken, an announcement will be made on Sept. 14, 2015.