The Star Spangled Banner- Free Sheet Music For Band Instruments

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This document contains sheet music for all common instruments to play The Star Spangled Banner, also known as the sheet music to the National Anthem of the United States of America. You can view the sheet music online or download the individual parts arranged for all common concert band instruments.  If you do not see your instrument listed please scroll to the bottom of the page and try one of the the other instruments.  Most musicians will be able to find at least one instrumental part that matches their range and preferred key signature.


Free Sheet Music to The Star Spangled Banner For Common Concert Band Instruments and Voice

Are you looking for sheet music containing the words, lyrics, or music to The Star Spangled Banner? The documents below contain the words, lyrics, and music of the American National Anthem. You can view the sheet music or download the individual parts arranged for standard concert band instrumentation.

Origin of the Star Spangled Banner Song and Lyrics

The poem that would become the lyrics to our US National Anthem was composed in 1814 by Francis Scott Key as he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during what we now call the War of 1812.   A few months later it was joined together with the music to a popular British drinking song of the day and The Star Spangled Banner was born. Complete lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner are included at the bottom of this document. Contrary to popular thought, the original words to the American National Anthem include four complete verses. Traditionally we sing only the first of the four. For more interesting facts about the Star Spangled Banner please visit this article at

Links are also provided below to allow you to download and print the sheet music to "The Star Spangled Banner," our American National Anthem. As you can see from the music shown below, the instrumental parts included in this download contain the melody only.   


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Creative Commons LicenseAny arrangements written by Chad Criswell and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  There is no charge for these materials, but educational institutions that use them in their classrooms are asked to provide a link either in their printed concert programs or on their school web site linking to

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5Star Spangled Banner-TubaStar Spangled Banner-Tuba (Details) (View)30.95 kB4464 times
6Star Spangled Banner-TrumpetStar Spangled Banner-Trumpet (Details) (View)32.85 kB21737 times
7Star Spangled Banner-TromboneStar Spangled Banner-Trombone (Details) (View)31.63 kB9711 times
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9Star Spangled Banner-FluteStar Spangled Banner-Flute (Details) (View)31.05 kB12627 times
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11Star Spangled Banner-ClarinetStar Spangled Banner-Clarinet (Details) (View)31.97 kB10609 times
12Star Spangled Banner-Alto SaxStar Spangled Banner-Alto Sax (Details) (View)31.49 kB11608 times
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16Star Spangled Banner TrumpetStar Spangled Banner Trumpet (Details) (View)18.24 kB3257 times
17Star Spangled Banner TromboneStar Spangled Banner Trombone (Details) (View)18.21 kB3836 times
18Star Spangled Banner ScoreStar Spangled Banner Score (Details) (View)20.08 kB3701 times
19Star Spangled Banner SaxophoneStar Spangled Banner Saxophone (Details) (View)18.22 kB4253 times
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21Star Spangled Banner HornStar Spangled Banner Horn (Details) (View)18.1 kB1737 times
22Star Spangled Banner FluteStar Spangled Banner Flute (Details) (View)18.2 kB5382 times
23Star Spangled Banner ClarinetStar Spangled Banner Clarinet (Details) (View)18.24 kB4704 times
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The Lyrics (Words) To "The Star Spangled Banner"

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mist of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream
'Tis the star-spangled banner. Oh! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation,
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Lyrics courtesy of Wikipedia Star Spangled Banner Page

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

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