ROUND ROCK, Texas – Who’s ready to sing?! The Round Rock Express are looking for the best talent in the area to perform the National Anthem at a 2024 Express game at Dell Diamond. Central Texas’ best groups under 10 performers and individual singers are invited to open auditions on
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Who’s ready to sing?! The Round Rock Express are looking for the best talent in the area to perform the National Anthem at a 2024 Express game at Dell Diamond. Central Texas’ best groups under 10 performers and individual singers are invited to open auditions on Tuesday, February 6, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. inside Kilimanjaro Ballroom Suite #1 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, located across Highway 79 from Dell Diamond. Interested participants can sign up for an audition HERE.
Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. and a warmup room will be available inside Kilimanjaro Ballroom Suite #3. Each season, hundreds of individuals and groups audition to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at one of Round Rock’s home games. While the Express are set to host 75 games this season, it is anticipated that less than 50 spots will remain at the time of auditions due to off-season bookings of large groups.
Those wishing to tryout must keep their performance under 90 seconds while using a traditional, military style with little to no creative variation. Vocal submissions must be a cappella, although instrumental auditions are welcome.
Performers will audition in front of a panel of judges, including Laurie Winckel, owner of Vocal Edge Voice Studio in Hutto. Winckel has coached several past Express National Anthem performers and has held numerous workshops leading up to the auditions. She also coaches many performers online across the United States. Prior to this year’s auditions, Winckel will hold a free workshop over Zoom on February 3 at 2 p.m. Interested participants can sign up for the free workshop by sending an email to [email protected].
All participants will be notified whether or not they have been invited to perform within two weeks of the auditions. If selected, the performer must sing the same version that they auditioned at their scheduled game. Those who cannot attend the open auditions but wish to perform can submit a video recording of their audition via email to Express Coordinator, Multimedia Marketing Colin Perry via email at [email protected]. Video auditions will only be evaluated after all in-person performers have been scheduled and notified.
There is no fee to perform and the general public is invited to audition. Due to space and time requirements, groups of 10 or more performers, including bands and choirs, can reach out directly to Express Coordinator, Multimedia Marketing Colin Perry via email at [email protected] to book a date to perform during the season.
The Express kick off the 2024 season on Friday, March 29 against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (Houston Astros affiliate) at 7:15 p.m. at Dell Diamond. Season memberships and Pick 6 Plans are on sale now. For more information on the Express, visit RRExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!