Oh Say Can You Sing?

Fans Invited to National Anthem Auditions

By John Sadak / Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders | January 15, 2014 11:06 AM ET

Moosic, Pa. - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) welcome the NEPA area to audition to sing the National Anthem before RailRiders games this upcoming season at PNC Field. Tryouts will be held at the Steamtown Mall in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Soloists, duets, groups, and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. A celebrity judge panel will select the lucky contestants who will get to showcase their talents in front of thousands at PNC Field. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's favorite mascots, Champ and Quills, will be on hand to entertain fans. Due to a conflict of interest, they cannot try out themselves, but they will sign autographs, pose for pictures and partake in all the fun.

"We want the people of NEPA to be a vital part of the PNC Field experience," said RailRiders president and general manager, Rob Crain. "There's not much in this world more personal and touching than singing in front of thousands of your neighbors, co-workers and friends while honoring our country."

Reservations to try out will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in trying out can e-mail RailRiders community relations manager, Rachel Mark, at rmark@swbrailriders.com or call her directly at (570) 969-2255 ext. 3140. Reservations will be taken until Friday, Jan. 31, but they will close once spots fill up. There will be a stand-by line for those who did not register in advance, however registered performers will be the only ones guaranteed an audition.

The RailRiders' 2014 season begins on Thursday, April 3 when the club kicks off a seven-game road trip at Syracuse against the Chiefs (Washington Nationals).The home slate commences a week later on Thursday, April 10 when the Chiefs visit PNC Field for a four-game series and homestand. For season ticket information or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

- SWB RailRiders - All Aboard! -

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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