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 the 2017 season's national anthem performers will be Saturday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dayton Mall (Center Court).
The winners will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand prize winner performing at Opening Night 2017 before the Dragons host the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is now underway at daytondragons.com/nationalanthem. 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 tryouts 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 25 tryouts at the Dayton Mall. 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 daytondragons.com/nationalanthem.
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.