Kentucky Students’ Rendition Of "The Star-Spangled Banner" Is A Joy To Listen To
It is always a heartwarming sight when people come together to share kindness. And this story from Clements High School in Athens is enough to get anyone shedding a happy tear.
In October last year, a teacher Troy Roger lost his 11.5-year-old Golden Retriever named Chip. His students noticed how sad he was, and they decided to surprise him with a new puppy.
The 8-week-old puppy was a total charmer, and Troy Roger couldn’t have been happier. And in an awesome gesture of his own, Troy decided to make a donation to the senior fund from his pocket. As the saying goes, what goes around comes around. Good deeds for everyone.
Singing their hearts out
Every year, the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s All-State Choir gather in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency Louisville. The choir is made up of students, and they sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
This year, they decided to give it a little twist. Instead of singing from the atrium, they decided to line up on the balconies on several floors.
These are my people. So proud of the music Kentucky musicians continue to make. Never change, KMEA. https://t.co/yial3QnwdY
— Bailey Pierce (@bpierce5_) February 12, 2018
This tradition warms my heart every year and I’m so lucky to have been apart of it. #KMEA
— Shelby Nasser (@sbug222) February 11, 2018
This year's performance took place on the 9th of February by 11 pm. So far it has gotten about 3million views. And thousands of people continue to share the video.
My favorite tradition from KMEA in high school. Makes me miss singing in a choir. https://t.co/DNPEh8XCiG
— John Thomas Priar (@johnthomaspriar) February 10, 2018
Good Morning All, please listen, a beautiful way to start your day
Watch "2018 KMEA Kentucky All-State National Anthem 2/7/2018" on YouTubehttps://t.co/KKptWNudmP
Have a great day Patriots, God Bless America and you
— Sailing Free (@JimsBT510) February 11, 2018
Phenomenal. And, notice all the people who stood and watched/listened.
Anyone else with a tear in their eye at the end of that?
— AMessner (@AMessner1) February 11, 2018
A lot of people love the video as the rendition of the national anthem remains a big inspiration to Americans.
Visiting our son for his game opener, we stayed at the Hyatt and we're blessed to watch this live from the 18th floor. It was spectacularly breathtaking! So refreshing during this time of political negativity! USA! USA! USA!
— Sandy Wolfson (@mamawolfdelmar) February 11, 2018
It gets better every year
The rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" has become an annual spectacle, which guests look forward to. It is part of the annual KMEA conference for professional development.
Events this year include performances by the Kentucky Children’s Chorus, Kentucky Junior High Chorus, All-State Choir, All-State Band, and the All-State Orchestra. Other musical groups also perform during the concerts.
After the spectacular performance this year, it is expected that the students will up the ante next year.