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National Anthem Audition Registration Closed
02/27/2012 3:37 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY - After an overwhelming response on the RedHawks website, all 200 time slots for The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City RedHawks National Anthem Tryouts at Penn Square Mall for Saturday, March 10 have been filled.

The National Anthem tryouts are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pre-registered performers will be notified of individual audition times.

Those still interested in a National Anthem audition are encouraged to visit Penn Square Mall Saturday, March 10 and join a standby list, which begins at 10:30 a.m. In the event that a pre-registered performer is not present when their performance number comes up, or if the auditions run ahead of schedule, performers will be selected from that standby list on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-registered performers are encouraged to arrive early.

Winning performers will sing the National Anthem at RedHawks games throughout the season, with the grand prize winner performing on Opening Night, Thursday, April 5 at 7:05 p.m. before the RedHawks host the Memphis Redbirds.

"The response has once again exceeded expectations," RedHawks President and General Manager Michael Byrnes said. "This event always brings out some of the most talented people in Oklahoma, and we are looking forward to hearing them all March 10."

A panel of local citizens, including The Oklahoman columnists and editors, city officials and community leaders will be judging the event. The panel will make selections based on voice quality, creative style, stage presence and appearance.

For more information on The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City RedHawks National Anthem Tryouts, 2012 season tickets or group outings, contact the Oklahoma City RedHawks front office at (405) 218-1000 or visit

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