ROUND ROCK, Texas - Oh say can you sing? The Round Rock Express are looking for Central Texas' best singers to belt out the National Anthem at one of the team's 70 home games in 2018.
The Express will hold open auditions at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex at Old Settler's Park on Tuesday, February 13 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Auditions will take place in Meeting Room A on the second story of the complex. There is no fee to perform and the general public is invited to audition.
Each year, numerous individuals and groups audition to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at one of Round Rock's 70 home games. 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. Individuals and groups wishing to audition must fill out an application form and bring it with them to their audition. The form is available at RoundRockExpress.com or by following this link.
Performers will audition in front of a panel of judges, including Laurie Winckel, owner of the Vocal Edge Voice Studio in Hutto. Winckel has coached several past Express National Anthem performers and holds workshops leading up to the auditions. All participants will be notified whether or not they have been invited to perform the anthem. 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 Director of Entertainment Steve Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Video auditions will only be evaluated after all in-person performers have been scheduled and notified.
The Express open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5 with a five-game series against the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals affiliate) at Dell Diamond. Season memberships and flex plan ticket packages are on sale now.
For more information on the Express, visit www.RoundRockExpress.com or call (512) 255-2255. Keep up with the Express on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter!