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AMERICA, OF THEE I SING!

by Mary Donnelly and George Strid

Positioning: Part I vs. Part II. Place American flag upstage R.
INTRO Separate your choir into 4 smaller groups (4 rows or 4 groups from stage R to L.) one group salutes on each of the first four measures (R palm up above eyes, L on waist, R foot out).
MEAS. 5 Turn to face R diagonal w/R palm over heart (Vol. 2, 97).
  M9: slowly push R palm out toward flag, locking straight arm in above neighborís head on nation (Vol. 2, 98).
MEAS. 13 Turn front w/open stance (arms behind back)(Vol. 2, 128).
  M17: R fist up in the air, slowly pull down on for (Vol. 2, 126).
  M20: 4 groups salute again as before during intro.
MEAS. 24 Open stance.
  M28: single or double arm circle pan (Vol. 1, 80-81).
MEAS. 32 Turn to face R diagonal and place R palm over heart.
  M36: slowly push R palm out toward flag, locking straight arm in above neighborís head on sea.
  M39: 4 groups salute again as before during intro.
MEAS. 43 As before, using staging that matches vocal line through M58.
MEAS. 59 Stand tall facing front.
  M60: all salute.
  M61: slowly push R arm up to straighten above. On final cut off, push R palm out to flag and focus eyes on flag.

2-Part, Level 1.....5808

SoundTrax CD.....3881