FREDERICK, MD-Ever imagine singing the national anthem at a Frederick Keys game? The 2018 season could be your chance! The Keys will hold national anthem tryouts on Wednesday, March 7 from 4-8 p.m. Once again, auditions are scheduled to take place at the FSK Mall in Center Court.
"I can't tell you how many great singers and performers we saw at the Keys national anthem auditions last year," said team Marketing Manager, Erin Lawson. "It is always a deep pool of people to chose from and we're excited to see what this year has in store!"
Any individual who wants to participate must pre-register by visiting frederickkeys.com. The form can also be accessed by clicking here. This form MUST be submitted to Kevin Hernandez by either fax, mail or email by March 6. Any questions can be emailed to KHernandez@frederickkeys.com or by calling 301-815-9917.
All singers will be evaluated by a panel of judges from Key 103, 106.9 The Eagle and Keys staff. Tryout results will be posted on the club's social media platforms and those selected to sing will be contacted to set up a date.
Some general rules and notes about the audition process:
Tryouts take place on a first-come-first-serve basis
Performers will sing the national anthem in its ENTIRETY
No musical accompaniment will be provided
No other songs may be sung at the tryout
Solo acts and group performances are equally encouraged to tryout
There are no age restrictions for singing the national anthem at a Keys game, but those who audition should be comfortable singing in front of a large crowd
Ticket plans are currently available for the 2018 season by contacting the Keys Groups Department at 301-815-9900. Each fan who purchases a ticket plan will have their choice of a Trey Mancini or an Austin Hays bobblehead. The Frederick Keys kickoff their home schedule on Thursday, April 12 against the Potomac Nationals at 7:00 p.m. To follow the Keys all offseason, fans can visit frederickkeys.com.
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