Should John Lennon’s Imagine Replace the Star-Spangled Banner?

In yet another sign of these tumultuous times, “social justice warriors” are now demanding that “The Star-Spangled Banner” be replaced as the national anthem. One proposed replacement is John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Indeed, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is difficult to sing. Sopranos struggle with “twilight’s last gleaming” and “gallantly streaming.” Basses screech through “the rockets’ red glare, … Read more

Imagine No Imagine

Return to Order Imagine No Imagine

A few days ago, the small a capella choir at the public high school in which I teach received a special opportunity to showcase their considerable skills. A local television station invited them to sing one selection which was to be telecast. The members of this choir, some of whom I teach, were understandably excited … Read more