FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno Grizzlies have announced National Anthem audition dates for those individuals or groups interested in performing "The Star Spangled Banner" in front of thousands of fans at Chukchansi Park during one of the Grizzlies' 72 home games this season. The first audition will take place at Sierra Vista Mall (1050 Shaw Ave, Clovis, California 93612) on February 8, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. A second audition is slated for February 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Hanford Mall (1675 West Lacey Blvd, Hanford, California 93230).
Individuals or groups must have their performance memorized and will be given one minute and thirty seconds to perform "The Star Spangled Banner" live in front of a panel of judges. Performers can sing, use an instrument or incorporate both for their audition.
"This has been a fantastic event for us in the past and has led us to some tremendous talent," stated Grizzlies VP of Marketing/Operations Drew Vertiz. "This year we're really looking to uncover the next layer of local singers and musicians. The performance of the National Anthem is the signature moment prior to a baseball game and we're determined to find individuals or groups who will capture our fans with their performance."
Interested performers are encouraged to pre-register by downloading the National Anthem audition form here. Completed applications can be emailed to Kyle Kleiman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please call 559-320-2526.
Performers who audition on February 8th will have the added bonus of potentially being chosen to perform the National Anthem prior to the February 15th Fresno Fuego vs. San Jose Earthquakes reserves match that precedes the LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes Central California Cup match at Chukchansi Park.
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