To honor the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the
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"Because of the relevance to our mission, we thought it would be appropriate," he said.
But how did the museum decide on kazoos?
"I take sole and happy credit for being the originator of the kazoo idea. My thought process was this: Getting people to sing would be great, so wouldn't it be great if we could add some musical instruments?" Harris said. "If you can hum, you can play a kazoo."
According to Harris, the Smithsonian loved the idea. The museum even received mention on the Raise It Up! website describing a select number of events.
The national celebration begins at
There will be 125 kazoos available at the sing-along, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Harris said that the kazoos, which have the museum's logo on them, will also work to get the word out about the museum.
"And if we have more than 125 people, what we will do is take a list," Harris said, "and everyone who wants a kazoo will be sure to get one."
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