The Green Anthem promotes green schools and green communities through a FREE curriculum,
support materials, and interdisciplinary as well as inter-community cooperative projects.
To participate, please see the Materials page to download your free materials. This project offers a modular design to support the level of involvement that best suits your schedule. Music Teachers: Download your free 39-page Teacher’s Manual with seven lesson plans, student handouts, mp3 audio examples, a sign-language video, a student kit, and a pre-designed, pre-written press release, concert program, and concert flyer template. Just plug in your details and print!
Classroom Teachers: Download your free Teacher's Manual with two lesson plans, student handouts, and
student kit on the materials page. Green Anthem scores are available for a nominal fee at two performing levels (Performing Grades 1.5 – 3 & 3 – 6) for string ensemble, band, or chorus. Each score is two and a half minutes long and the two levels of each ensemble version can be performed together. There are also mixed ensemble scores available. Please note: The Green Anthem curriculum is not dependant on the use of The Green Anthem scores. April 22: 40th Earth Day Sprouts Green Acts Of Youth Kindness, Courtesy Julie Lyonn Lieberman And Her Green Anthem Program
You can run The Green Anthem Lyric-Writing Competition at your school any time you choose.
See the Teacher's Manual for the Lyric-Writing lesson plan.
NAfME - National Association for Music Education included The Green Anthem in The World's Largest Concert on March 11, 2010. An estimated six million school children sang The Green Anthem across America and abroad. The Green Anthem lyric-writing competition run by MENC culminated on that day as well. You can learn about the winners here:
The Green Anthem Lyric-Writing Competition
Photos of three of the thousands of schools that sang The Green Anthem in The World's Largest Concert, March 11th, 2010 (produced by MENC: Music Educators National Conference and hosted by Florence Henderson):
Oglethrope Charter School in Savannah, GA
Nelson-Wilks-Herron Elementary School in Mountain Home, AR
Carolina Springs Elementary School in Lexington, SC
Artwork by Janet Schneider
(originally created for "The First American Jazz String Summit" 1984 produced by Julie Lyonn Lieberman)
Website designed by Julie Lyonn Lieberman and implemented by Michael Snow and Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Special thanks to Michael Snow for the enormous amount of work he put into this web site.
Thanks to student artists Denisse Garcia, Eddy Cruz, Simone Sealey, and Aliza Martinez; and to Sir Shadow for the trumpet player. This artwork was originally created for The Creative Band and Orchestra by Julie Lyonn Lieberman.
Special thanks to Music Educators National Conference and to Nicole Springer at MENC for taking The Green Anthem under their wing(s), and to John Harned and Kurt Eckhardt at Newtown High School in CT for helping test the music before finalizing it.