The original children's song, "Red, White and Blue" was written by Debbie Clement in the immediate aftermath of 9-11. It is a simple song intended to instill a sense of patriotism and celebration of all things Americana. The song is especially appropriate for the observation of Patriot's Day, Constitution Day, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and similar observations. It has been performed from coast-to-coast for all types of programs honoring America.
This unit is a 'zip' file that includes the original song "Red, White and Blue" in Mp3 format in two versions. The first variation includes the sung vocals by Debbie Clement against a choral backdrop including both children and professional vocalists. The second version is instrumental only and is included to accompany students to sing in performances or to be used in a song-writing workshop setting.
Also included in the file are other materials to support the performance of the song, including both a chart of sign language of the lyrics of the song, a chart for music notation including the chords and a set of flag facts.
There are YouTube performances available for your viewing.
The song is now available in the traditional picture book format with a CD insert. There are numerous patriotic Art projects created in response to the song and picture available for inspiration at RainbowsWithinReach.blogspot.com.