Michigan band helps mark 'banner' bicentennial

September 12, 2014 10:01 PM

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DETROIT (AP) — A tune that reverberates through American ballparks, school auditoriums and all manner of community celebrations is getting an amped-up workout this weekend during its 200th anniversary.

One of the biggest and flashiest salutes to "The Star-Spangled Banner" is set for Saturday at the University of Michigan, when the Ann Arbor school's marching band, a 500-voice choir and a dance team combine during a football halftime show. On Friday, the university also was hosting a sing-along and...

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