Registration Open for National Anthem Auditions

Auditions Sponsored by Dayton Daily News

By Tom Nichols / Dayton Dragons | January 15, 2018 11:41 AM

DAYTON, OH - A traditional sign that baseball season is just around the corner in the Miami Valley is the Dayton Daily News /Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts. Auditions for national anthem performers for the 2018 season will take place on Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

The winners will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand prize winner performing at Opening Night 2018 before the Dragons host the Bowling Green Hot
Rods at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is now underway at The first 200 entrants who pre-register for this event will receive a scheduled tryout time. 


In the event that all of the allotted spots are filled, you could still have a chance to perform at the auditons on a standby basis. If one of our pre-registered performers is not present when their performance number comes up, or if we run ahead of schedule, we will pull performers from our standby list. 

To register as a standby performer you must come to the Saturday, February 24 tryouts at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. You will receive a standby number, and we will call this number when a spot becomes available. Standby performers are not guaranteed a chance to audition, so interested persons are strongly encouraged to sign up at

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

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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