BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox will host live auditions at Prince George's Stadium Saturday, March 15, to sing the national anthem before a 2014 Baysox home game. Stadium gates open for registration at 9 a.m. and auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. The team has a live performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before all 71 home games.
Baysox Marketing Director Brandan Kaiser serves as a judge for the event. "There are a lot of really good singers in this area," Kaiser said. "I look forward to hearing some of them perform the national anthem at our stadium. I also really enjoy hearing the small groups and instrumentalists who try out."
Every participant must register, and auditions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. The auditions are held rain or shine, reservations for audition times are not accepted and no word sheets are allowed to be used during the audition. All auditions must be done in person, no CD's, cassettes or videos are accepted for review.
The auditions are open to any individual or small group that is interested and instrumentalists are permitted. Large church or school groups interested in performing the national anthem at a game should call the Baysox at 301-464-4880.
Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox open the 2014 season, their 22nd as the class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 3. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit baysox.com.