The members of the Kentucky All-State Choir on Wednesday reconvened their annual tradition of singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” from myriad balconies at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
The resulting video footage of the event has gone viral. A Facebook video featuring the choir has been viewed more than 29 million times at the time of this writing.
The video has also been shared more than 700,000 times.
“Had a proud #American moment tonight,” Facebook user Garrett Mager, who first posted the video, wrote. “Woke up in my hotel hearing a lot of noise outside in the lobby. I went out and found this. The Kentucky State Choir Finals schools are all staying at my hotel. They decided to sing the National Anthem together on every single floor. #Amazing.”
WKYT-TV reported that more than 650 Kentucky students gathered to sing the national anthem.
According to the station, the students were at the Hyatt to take part in the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Choir Ensembles.