Kernels National Anthem Auditions on March 22nd and 23rd

Oh say, can you sing?

By Andrew Pantini / Cedar Rapids Kernels | February 25, 2019 5:27 PM

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels are hosting National Anthem Auditions for the upcoming 2019 season on Friday, March 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, March 23rd from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Individuals and small groups are welcome to audition to perform the Star Spangled Banner before one of the Kernels 70 home games during the 2019 season. Those wishing to audition should come to the stadium during the above times, enter through the Administration Office entrance and proceed to the suite level (3rd floor). Auditions are held on a first-come, first-heard basis and warm-up room is available.

Guidelines for auditioning:
•   Performances must be kept under one minute and thirty seconds
•   All vocal submissions must be a cappella
•   Instrumental auditions are welcome
•   Participants must sing from memory (reading lyrics will not be allowed during auditions or performances)

All groups and individuals must complete a National Anthem Audition form, which is available for download by clicking here. Audition forms will also be available at the stadium. For more information, please contact Aron Brecht ( at 896-7617 or Scott Wilson ( at 896-7612.

Individual game tickets for the 2019 season go on sale Monday, March 18th at 10 AM. Tickets may be purchased in person at the stadium ticket office, over the phone by calling (319) 896-7560, or online at

The 2019 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, March 31st and your first chance to meet the new team is on Tuesday, April 2nd as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night'. The Kernels open the 2019 Midwest League season at home on Thursday, April 4th vs. Peoria at 6:35 PM.

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