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Here is a photo of the Segerstrom Music Center taken by Ms. Lee during a rehearsal break on 10/21/14.

This is the same music hall that the IUSD Honors Concert will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015.

 

 

Yes, Ms. Lee got married! The following photos were taken at Pismo Beach, California, on 9/20/14:

 

The beach side location at the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, Pismo Beach, California

 

Beautiful bougainvillea on the grounds of Dolphin Bay Resort

 

The beautiful coastline at Pismo Beach, California

 

The breath-taking rock walls at the Pismo Beach, California

 

Look at that clear Pacific Ocean at Pismo Beach, California

 

The stunning rock and shell formation at Pismo Beach, California

 

The view of the Dolphin Bay Resort pool

 

The crew is getting ready for Ms. Lee's big event!

 

A flower assembly line formed in Ms. Lee's suit in the resort

 

Ms. Lee greeted the harpist, Penny Beaver, before the wedding.

 

Ms. Lee walking down on the rose pedals covered path with harp music from "Pride and Prejudice"

 

Ms. Lee's son walks Ms. Lee to the alter

 

Ms. Lee and her two grand daughters

 

Ms. Lee and her grown children

 

Ms. Lee and Mr. McQueen

 

The wedding cake made by Cake Cathedral at Central Coast, California

 

The sparkling pool at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, Pismo Beach, California

 

 

 

The following photos were taken at University of Maryland, College Park, on 7/21/14:

Teachers playing the gourds in class

Teachers studying rhythmic patterns in class

Teachers learning about the Dust Bowl

Christine Bailey presents the topic of "God Bless America" in a lecture.

The following photos were taken between Baltimore, Maryland, and Ocean City, New Jersey, on 7/20/14:

 

A Baltimore Harbor view

 

Another Baltimore Harbor view

 

Ms. Lee in front of a sculpture at the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

 

Ms. Lee next to a sculpture at the American Visionary Art Museum at Baltimore

 

One of the outdoor sculptures at the Baltimore American Visionary Art Museum

 

Another outdoor sculpture on the Baltimore American Visionary Art Museum wall

 

The entrance to the Baltimore American Visionary Art Museum

 

 

The U.S. flag that guards the Baltimore Harbor

 

a wide-angle view of the Baltimore Harbor

 

Ms. Lee in front of the Baltimore Harbor

 

The walkway in front of the Baltimore City Hall

 

The Baltimore City Hall

 

Ms. Lee stood by a painting of the Baltimore field

 

Downtown Ocean City, New Jersey

 

The Ocean City crosswalk

 

The Ocean City Broardwalk clock

 

A misty morning on the boardwalk at Ocean City, New Jersey

 

 

The following photos were taken between Maryland and New Jersey, on 7/19/14:

 

Annapolis City Hall

 

Ms. Lee at the African American Heritage Statue in Annapolis

 

A street guitar player in Annapolis

 

Ms. Lee with kids and Kunta

 

The Alex Haley Memorial

 

A 2014 Lamborghini found near the Middleton Tavern, established in 1750, in Annapolis

 

The Maryland Oriole

 

A narrow path, no more than three feet, between two houses in Annapolis

 

The highway to New Jersey

 

The beautiful and lush greens on Highway 40 in New Jersey

 

 

Ms. Lee on the Atlantic City Beach

 

Ms. Lee on the boardwalk of Atlantic City

 

The world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk

 

Part of the old pier on the Atlantic City Beach

 

A black shoe in the window of a shop at Atlantic City Boardwalk

 

A golden shoe in the window of a shop at Atlantic City Boardwalk

 

 

The following photos were taken at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on 7/18/14:

 

Fellow teacher, Julia Loving of Harlem, New York, teaching the dance moves to the class

 

 

David Prather performed "Paul Revere's Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Ms Lee Played the part of Moonlight.

 

Ms. Played the part of Weathercock.

 

David Prather played the Statue of Liberty.

 

Ms. Lee and Uncle Sam

 

 

The following photos were taken at the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., on 7/17/14:

 

A flag flying high next to the Capitol at night

 

Ms. Lee stands next to the Marine Corps Band director

 

Taking a bow at the end of the concert

 

The bass player

 

A school of clarent players

 

The euphonium soloist

 

Two french horn players

 

The harpist

 

The piccolo player

 

The U.S. Marine's first female singer

 

Musicians taking a bow after solo sessions played by trumpet, alto saxophone and piccolo

 

A trombone solo

 

A trumpet quartet

 

A Washington sunset

 

Back in the University of Maryland, College Park, Maureen Mahon, professor of New York University lectured on
"Lift Every Voice And Sing."

 

The following photos were taken at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on 7/16/14:

 

Mr. Dan Tolley teaches gourd playing to a song from Guinea.

 

The Summer Scholars are practricing the "Rondo" form--ABACADA.

 

Dance to a John Philip Sousa's march.

 

Everyone takes a theater lesson with David Prather using Walt Whitman's poem.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the Marine Corps Head Quarter and National Archives Museum, in Washington D.C., on 7/15/14:

 

The National Archives Museum holds the Declaration of Indepence and other VERY IMPORTANT documents.

No photography allowed in the exhibit rooms!

 

Ms. Lee stands by a bronze statue of a sailor at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

 

The beautiful floor at the entrance of the National Archives Museum

 

The stunning door handles at the National Archives Museum

 

A pair of dragons on a wall in China Town, D.C.

 

The Eastern Market in the northeastern quarter of Washington D.C. offers a collection of fresh food.

 

A very artistic graffiti

 

The Head Quarter of the U.S. Marine Corps, in Washington D.C.

 

John Philip Sousa

 

"The President's Own" Marine Corps Band rehearsal room

 

The Marine Corps Band Library displays the current music selections.

 

The music archives in the Marine Corps Band Library.

 

John Pjilip Sousa was paid ONE DOLLAR to be the band director.

 

John Philip Sousa took music lessons at this building when he was a little boy.

 

A street musician plays the steel drum.

 

On a different street, a Dixieland Band plays jazz.

 

Patriotic feet on the Metro!

 

 

The following photos were taken at the University of Maryland, College Park, on 7/14/14:

 

Actor, David Prather, plays Francis Scott Key in a one-man theatrical production.

 

Actor, David Prather, plays the Statue of Liberty while reciting the poem by Emma Lazarus.

 

 

Ms. Lee joins a conversation with Jim Henson and Kermit, the Frog, at the Jim Henson Memorial on the campus of UMD.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the Pentagon and the Arlington Cemetery, on 7/13/14:

 

A sign to show respect in the Arlington National Memorial

 

 

A view of tombstones in the Arlington National Cemetery

 

The Tomb for the crew of the shuttle Columbia

 

Ms. Lee stands by a cannon from the USS Maine.

 

Ms. Lee stands by the anchor from the USS Maine.

 

The Spanish American War Memorial

 

A path between the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to the grave site for President John F. Kennedy

 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

A soldier stands in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 

A tombstone for an unknown soldier from the 19th century

 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Amphitheater

 

Ms. Lee stands in front of the Arlington House with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument behind her.

 

The slaves quarter in the Arlington House high on the hill

 

A view of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument from the Arlington National Cemetery

 

The Arlington Memorial Bridge that leads to the Lincoln Memorial.

 

The entrance to the Pentagon Memorial

 

Each piece of steel is combined with granite above and individual water fountain below to represent one victim lost in the attack of the Pentagon.

 

Ms. Lee going to the Pentagon via Metro Green line and Yellow line

 

Ms. Lee shops at the College Park Farmers Market before heading out to the city.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., on 7/12/14:

 

The House of Representatives Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building

 

A piece of the three-dimensional art on the ceiling

 

E Pluribus Unum, translates to "One out of many" is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.

 

The Capitol Rotunda

 

The Crypt underneath the Capitol Rotunda

 

Ms. Lee has a great time with friends in the Capitol building

 

In God We Trust

 

The U.S. Capitaol pamphlets are printed in many different languages.

 

The following photos were taken at the University of Maryland, at College Park, on 7/11/14:

 

Ms. Lee holds a gourd that was used in Guinea for celebration.

 

A side view of the gourd

 

Can you see through the gourd?

 

Ms. Lee plays the marimba in class.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., on 7/10/14:

 

Rarely we see museum workers working on displays. This happened before the museum opened to the general public.

 

A very fancy doll house

 

A painting hung on the wall of the "Presidents' Room" on the first floor of the National Museum of American History showed President Lincoln in the Grand Ballroom for a dance party

 

Feather-weight muslin was used for the binding of the original American flag from the War of 1812.

 

A museum docent explains how the stitches goes onto the back of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

 

Two gold coins from 1877

 

Firemen's hats from the 1800s

 

The U.S. Air Force Jazz Band performs inside the National Museum of American History

 

Instruments used in the Jazz concert performed by the U.S. Air Force Jazz Band, in the National Museum of American History

 

"The Star-Spangled Banner" was restored once in 1914

 

 

The following photos were taken at the University of Maryland, at College Park, on 7/9/14:

 

The band leader of the Federal City Brass Band explains the parts of their costume.

 

An authentic snare drum from the Civil War time period.

 

An early trombine

 

An actor who plays Ulysses Grant talks to the audience.

 

Ulysses' boots came with spurs.

 

Everyone in the SSB Summer Institute had an opportunity to play the marimba and other percussion instruments.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the University of Maryland, at College Park, on 7/8/14:

A lecture hall named after Francis Scott Key in the UMD

 

After a heavy stormy sing-along session with the SSB members at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the sunset was just gorgeous!

 

 

The following photos were taken at the Fort McHenry, Maryland, on 7/7/14:

 

The Banner Moments director, Mark Clague, with ranger, Scott Sherman, on the bus at Fort McHenry, Maryland

 

Ms. Lee stands in front of a cannon and the flag in Fort McHenry, Maryland.

Click here to watch the NEH Summer Scholars perform "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Lots of cannons at Fort McHenry, Maryland

Inside another Gun Powder Magazine at Fort McHenry, Maryland

Gun Powder room inside of Fort McHenry, Maryland

Inside Fort McHenry, Maryland

A different view from the inside of Fort McHenry

A walkway that leads to a shelter at Fort McHenry, Maryland

Look at the flag from inside of Fort McHenry

A view of a movable cannon and the flag deck in Fort McHenry, Maryland

 

The entry gate, with 3-inch thick wood doors, to Fort McHenry, Maryland, 7/7/14

The walkway that leads up to Fort McHenry, Maryland

The row of cannons placed next to the entrance at For McHenry, Maryland.

 

The following photos were taken in Washington D.C, on 7/5/14:

How much money is that? How many school lunches can that buy? With Chocolate milk!

Ms. Lee stands next to a statue of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Ms. Lee stands next to a larger-than-life Mrs. Roosevelt.

Ms. Lee posts with FDR's dog, Fala.

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Fron the Jefferson Memorial, one could clearly see the Washington Monument and the White House.

The Jefferson Memorial under a beautiful blue sky in Washington D.C.

 

The Original Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865.

The house that President Abraham Lincoln died from his gunshot wound on April 15, 1865.

A book tower formed in the lobby of the house where Abraham Lincoln died in 1865.

The gate to China Town in Washington D.C.

The following photos were taken at Smithsonian Museums and outdoor, Washington D.C, on 7/4/14:

 

The Jefferson Memorial shines in the night, 7/4/14.

 

One of the newer memorials, Martin Luther King, Jr., looking sharp!

 

What a magnificent statue of Lincoln!

 

The Lincoln Memorial stands in the dark, 7/4/14.

Click here to listen to an impromptu version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung by the crowd.

 

The Washington Monument glows after the fireworks, on 7/4/14.

 

A view of the Capital after the 4th of July concert performed by the National Symphony orchestra.

A perfect 4th of July sunset near the Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

Ms. Lee is having a great time in the National Gallery of Art.

A replica of the Robert Shaw Memorial inside of the National Gallery of Art

"A Girl With A Watering Can", by Auguste Renoir, property of National Gallery of Art

The Banjo Player, by Thomas Eakins, 1877, Property of the National Gallery of Art

 

The Old Violin, by American painter, John Fredrick Peto, Property of the National Gallery of Art

Now, from the Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian......

Ms. Lee is a strong supporter of the space program.

 

Mars had never looked so clear, until this guy showed up.

A handmade quilt with seven hearts commemorates the Shuttle Columbia.

What is behind door MF28H in the space shuttle?

Buzz Lightyear was behind door MF28H!

A toilet used in space!

A space capsule hangs from the ceiling of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

A reflection of Ms. Lee on a rocket

A bag of space food, Cheerios?

 

What's for dinner? It is hard to tell.

(Answer: Noodle/Chicken, Corn, Rice Krispies, Broccoli au Gratin, Pasta w/Shrimp, Brownie, clockwise from top left)

Sheet music of songs about early flying and aircraft

A replica of the first flight, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

 

A model of the U.S. Aircraft Carrier

A model of the control room of an aircraft carrier in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

An U.S. Air Force Rock and Roll band performs under a Boeing 747 inside the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

The Flying Tigers included both American and Chinese pilots during WWII. Ms. Lee's father was one of them.

A page from the "Pointie Talkie" used between the American and Chinese flying crews during WWII

Many bills from different countries given to the donation box for museum maintenance in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

Ms. Lee is ready to spend a memorable day at Washington D.C., on July 4th, 2014.

The following photos were taken at the Library of Congress and Capital Hill, Washington D.C, on 7/3/14:

 

Our Capitol building after a refreshing rain, 7/3/14

 

Washington D.C. was covered by stormy rain drops, 7/3/14.

 

 

International opera singer, Thomas Hampson, was the lead performer in "The Star-Spangled Banner" concert, at the Library of Congress, on Thursday, 7/3/14.

 

The Anachreontic Song composed by John Stafford Smith

Property of the Library of Congress

 

Sheet music to "Yankee Doodle" and "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Property of the Library of Congress

 

The cover of "Our Country's Songs", first edition, published in New York, 1861

Property of the Library of Congress

 

A first edition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" published in Buffalo, New York, 1939

Property of the Library of Congress

 

George and Ira Gershwin's piano

 

George and Ira Gershwin's typewriter

 

The big reading room in the Library of Congress, 7/3/14.

 

The grand hall in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 7/3/14.

 

The following photos were taken at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on 7/2/14:

 

The reflection pool infront of the administration building in University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

 

The sun dial on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus.

 

Ms. Lee and Thomas Hampson in class.

 

Thomas Hampson, an international opera singer, came to Banner Moments Institute to speak to the teachers, 7/2/14.

 

CNN news on topics of "The Star-Spangled Banner", 7/2/14.

 

CNN news segment on "The Star-Spangled Banner", with opera singer, Thomas Hampson, 7/2/14.

 

 

The following photos were taken at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on 7/1/14:

 

The University of Maryland, College Park, sign on Baltimore Blvd., in College Park, Maryland.

 

Music scholars David and Ginger Hildebrand perform and give lecture on the late 1700s American music.

 

The following photos were taken at University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, on 6/30/14:

 

All the summer scholars, teachers of all subjects and grade levels from all over United Stats, who attend the "Banner Moments Summer Institute" and will help our nation to celebrate the bicentennial of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in September, 2014.

 

Ms. Lee stands in the big hall that leads into three separate concert halls and performance spaces, inside the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

Dr. Anne Rubin, a professor from University of Maryland, is one of the presenters in the Summer Institute.

 

Ms. Lee stands next to the UMD mascot, Testudo, a Diamondback terrapin, in a marching band uniform .

 

Dr. Susan Key is one of the directors of the "Banner Moments Summer Institute". She was affiliated with the San Francisco Symphony in California.

 

Dr. Mark Clague, of University of Michigan, is one of the directors of the Banner Moments Summer Institute. He is also the founder of the Star-Spangled Music Society, http://starspangledmusic.org.

 

Dan Trolly, a music teacher from Michigan, leads the morning class activities to bring the non-music teachers into the music world of "The Star-Spangled Banner". Dr. Anne Trolly is the acting-photographer for the Institute.

 

The classroom has plenty of space for lecture, small group discussion, and large group physical activities. There are two Steinway grand pianos in this room.

 

Ms. Lee stands next to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center where the SSB (Star-Spangled Banner) class will be held.

 


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