CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve will host their annual National Anthem Auditions in Altoona at Logan Valley Mall on February 2 and at the Somerset County Courthouse on February 9, the team announced on Friday. Singers will be able to audition for a chance to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" or "God Bless America" at Peoples Natural Gas Field during the upcoming season.
The first auditions were scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at the Somerset Courthouse as part of the town's Fire & Ice Festival. A large winter weather event in Central Pennsylvania caused the Somerset auditions to be rescheduled for Saturday, February 9 at the Somerset County Courthouse. Registration will open that morning at 9:30 a.m. and the singing tryouts will take place from 10 a.m. through noon.
Tryouts in Altoona will take place on Saturday, February 2 at Logan Valley Mall. Registration for the event will open at 9:30 a.m. and the auditions will begin at 10 a.m. and run until noon.
Anthem lyrics will be provided upon requests. No CDs, tapes, emails or digital submissions will be accepted.
Those who have (or are) contacted by a member of the Curve front office staff do not need to come to the tryouts.
The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, open their home schedule on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. against the Akron RubberDucks. Season Tickets, Mini Plans and Flex Books are currently on sale by phone at 877.99.CURVE, online at AltoonaCurve.com or in person at the Peoples Natural Gas Field offices.
This article was updated on January 16, 2019.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.