FREDERICK, MD -Local area singers and musicians can begin preparing for the 2020 Frederick Keys National Anthem auditions. Taking place on Tuesday, March 3, auditions are once again set to take place at the FSK Mall in Center Court from 5-8 p.m."You get so excited for the game when you
FREDERICK, MD -Local area singers and musicians can begin preparing for the 2020 Frederick Keys National Anthem auditions. Taking place on Tuesday, March 3, auditions are once again set to take place at the FSK Mall in Center Court from 5-8 p.m.
"You get so excited for the game when you have a great rendition of the national anthem beforehand," said Keys Director of Public Relations and Broadcasting, Geoff Arnold. "Each year at Keys games I am impressed by the awesome talent in our community and I can't wait to see what is out there in 2020."
Individuals or groups who want to participate in this year's auditions must pre-register by visiting frederickkeys.com. The participation form is available here and can also be found by clicking on the national anthem panel located on the main homepage.
National anthem forms MUST be submitted to Dani Fox by email, mail, fax or by dropping off at the Keys main office. To email Dani or for any additional questions, reach out to [email protected] or call 301-662-0013.
March 3 is the ONLY day national anthem auditions will take place this year. Due to a large pool of tryout candidates, those who cannot make the auditions will not be able to perform in 2020. Video/audio links in place of an in-person tryout will not be accepted.
Once again, performers will be evaluated by a panel of judges from Key 103, 106.9 The Eagle as well as members of the Keys staff. Tryout results will be posted on the club's social media platforms. Those who are selected to sing will be contacted to set up a date.
General rules/guidelines about the audition process:
-Tryouts occur on a first-come-first-serve basis
-Participants can either sing or play an instrument, but each individual gets only ONE audition
-Participants will sing/play the first verse of the national anthem in its entirety ("O say can you see to "and the home of the brave")
-No musical accompaniment is provided
-No other songs may be performed at the tryout
-Solo acts and groups are equally encouraged to tryout
-Although there are no age restrictions for singing the national anthem at a Keys game, those who audition need to be comfortable singing in front of a large crowd
The Keys season begins on Thursday, April 9. A link to the entire schedule for the Keys 2020 season is available here and fireworks shows are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night home games and other select days during the season. Ticket plans are currently available, with plans including the choice of a John Means bobblehead or a Keys pennant. Fans can stay tuned to the latest team news by following the team on Twitter (@frederickkeys), Facebook and Instagram (@frederickkeys).