Sing the thirteen original colonies in the order they joined the Union in a catchy song and you have the crux of “13 Stripes on the Flag” – fun to sing and cleverly teaching American history at the same time (a la “Fifty Nifty”). Just for fun, the order of the first nine states in the song are mirrored by the melodic intervals sung. Options for accompaniment include piano, guitar, ukulele, ringing charted chords or ringing from a full Level 1, 1-5 oct. HB score. You can include Orff instruments and soloists on other instruments in the concert as well.