Honor Flight Donation Drive

Honor Flight Donation Drive a Soaring Success!

MADISON, WI — July 29, 2014 — More than a dozen military veterans will be honored with a trip to their respective war memorials, thanks to the help of Musicnotes customers who purchased patriotic sheet music between Memorial Day and Independence Day this year. The annual six-week Musicnotes Honor Flight donation drive provides $1 from every patriotic download to local chapters of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s war veterans through tours to Washington D.C. memorials. Exceeding previous years’ sales and reaching this year’s goal, 2014 proved to be the most rewarding drive yet. A total of $8,000 will be divided equally between the Badger Honor Flight in Madison, Wis. and the
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Honor Flight Donation Drive

Honored to Help Support Veterans, One Patriotic Sheet Music Download At a Time

MADISON, WI — May 17, 2014 — Sheet music and the military may not be associated with one another all too often, but for the nearly six weeks between Memorial Day and Independence Day, Musicnotes.com has made a tradition of donating $1 of every patriotic sheet music piece sold to Honor Flight programs. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s war veterans through tours to their respective memorials in Washington, D.C. Musicnotes initiated the annual donation drive in 2011, after Musicnotes Chairman Tim Reiland happened to land at an airport the same time an Honor Flight trip was returning. While Reiland was familiar with the organization
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Olympics

What’s In an Anthem? Get Ready for the Sochi Olympics with National Anthem Sheet Music!

Uganda’s is the shortest at 8 bars, while Uruguay’s is one of the longest at 105. Austria’s “Bundeshymne” has been dubiously attributed to Mozart,  and Haydn’s work is the anthem of Germany (although “Einigkeit Und Recht Und Freiheit” has only been officially so since 1922). As the world turns its attention on Sochi, we can look forward to hearing a spectrum of national anthems in the coming weeks. With 15 sports forming 98 events, there are nearly 100 opportunities to musically salute the gold medal winner’s native flag. And there’s little doubt home-based Olympics celebrations, no matter where on the globe that happens to land, will feature patriotic songs of
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Mark the Anniversary of WWII with Music

Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the beginning of World War II. Even though the 1940s were a tragic time in the world’s history, this was also a very important period for music, too. Popular songs were used to boost morale and entertain troops, but they were also written to fill the hearts of those waiting at home as well. Performed by big bands, orchestras and solo artists, there are many memorable songs from the 1940s that continue to resonate through the years. For example, there are quite a few songs from the Irving Berlin sheet music repertoire from this period, as well as several more from the collection of
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“Before You Go” a Patriotic Song’s Story

Whether you’re honoring our veterans for Memorial Day or celebrating the Fourth of July, you might want to stop for a moment and think about the song, “Before You Go.” With lyrics written by Doctor Sam and music composed by John Melnick, this one song has been viewed over twenty million times and played around the world. Although “Before You Go” is a widely-shared song, the story behind how this song evolved truly shows how there is a song for each and every one of us. At the heart of this story is a retired doctor named Dr. Sam, who leads the group “Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues
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America’s Song Sheet Music and More Inauguration Songs!

What do Bono, Faith Hill and Mary J Blige have in common? If you guessed “America’s Song” you guessed right, but the story behind this powerful, patrotic tune begins with a member of the Black-Eyed Peas named Will.i.am. Will.i.am. had created the song “Yes, We Can” and “It’s a New Day” for the Obama campaign. Recently, this grammy-award winning musician teamed up with David Foster to bring you “America’s Song.” Performed with the legendary voice talents of Faith Hill, Bono, Will.i.am., Seal and Mary J. Blige, this song was featured as a world premiere on the Oprah show. You can read more about the making of America’s Song or watch
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Download Free Sheet Music for “Hail to the Chief”

This month’s free sheet music download is none other than “Hail to the Chief.” This song holds a special patriotic significance for U.S. citizens, as “Hail to the Chief” is played to usher in a new president to the Oval Office. History of Hail to the Chief Did you know that the original lyrics for “Hail to the Chief” are based on a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott written in 1810? (A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story, like a ballad or an epic poem.) The narrative poem that inspired the song “Hail to the Chief” was written in three sections by Sir Walter Scott, a
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Celebrate U.S. Election Day and Listen to Free Patriotic Music!

Today is November 4th, Election Day here in the U.S. No matter which party we Americans decide to vote for today, we will come together as Americans to vote for many offices held throughout our great nation, including the office of the President of the United States. Today is an important day for all of us, and we invite you to listen to these patriotic songs and sing along in tribute to this historic day. As you listen to this selection of songs we have patriotic sheet music for in today’s special post, why not read more about the history of the U.S. presidential elections? From the people who bring
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