ROUND ROCK, Texas -
Oh say can you sing? The Round Rock Express certainly hope so.
The Express will be holding auditions for 2013 National Anthem performers at the Dell Diamond. Auditions will take place at the United Heritage Center on Tuesday, February 12 from 6 - 9 p.m. The preferred performance style is traditional a cappella with very limited creative interpretation. Choirs and groups are strongly encouraged to audition. Additionally, performers with musical instruments are welcomed to try out.
The audition order will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans will receive a number after they have turned in their registration form. The forms will be available on-site the day of auditions and also here. There is no fee to audition and the general public is invited to audition.
Performers will audition in front of a panel of judges. All participants will be notified via email if they have been invited to perform the anthem before an Express game or not. If selected, the performer must sing the same version that they auditioned at their scheduled game.
Auditions will be based on the following criteria:
- Performer's strong vocal or musical ability - Vocals must be a cappella. Instruments are welcome, but must be played through a microphone.
- Performer's ability to sing or play from memory - Reading lyrics during audition or performance is not allowed.
- Performance speed - The song needs to be performed in less than 90 seconds.
- A traditional, military-style anthem - This is a song of respect and we prefer little variation.
For additional questions, please contact Rob Runnels.
Round Rock begins the 2013 season with an eight-game home stand that includes four-game series against Omaha (April 4-7) and Iowa (April 8-11). Reserve your ticket plans, including full season, 20-game and flex plans by calling (512) 255-2255 or at www.RoundRockExpress.com.
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