South Bend Cubs Accepting National Anthem Auditions for 2019 Season

Talented singers are encouraged to submit audition demos via email or drop-off at Four Winds Field

By Brendan King / South Bend Cubs | January 24, 2019 2:02 PM

SOUTH BEND, IN - The South Bend Cubs are inviting talented singers and groups to submit video audition demos for a chance to perform the National Anthem at a 2019 home game at Four Winds Field.


"We are encouraged to see community interest as our National Anthem auditions continue to grow," South Bend Cubs Director of Media and Promotions Chris Hagstrom-Jones said. "Since the South Bend Cubs moved into Four Winds Field, we have received an increasing number of National Anthem applications. In the past, people have traveled across the Midwest to audition but having streamlined the application process last year we have been able to review more applicants than ever before."

The deadline to submit video auditions is Monday, February 25, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to send their audition via email or DVD by dropping off at Four Winds Field. After a diligent judging period, some applicants may be asked to perform live for a panel of judges in a closed audition. The final decisions will be made in March.

Audition Requirements:

All auditions must be submitted as a video. Audio files, tapes or CDs will not be accepted. Videos will be accepted as a downloadable file, video link such as YouTube or Google Drive, or DVD. Videos can also be recorded on a mobile device. The Audition form must accompany your submission. Performances of the National Anthem are not to exceed two minutes. Those who audition in groups must include all members in the audition video. 

Digital applications should be emailed to Mailed applications can be sent to: South Bend Cubs, National Anthem Tryout, 501 W. South Street, South Bend, IN 46601

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on February 25, 2019 to be considered.

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 31 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2019, the South Bend Cubs will host the Midwest League All-Star Game. In June 2017, Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, was voted Best Class A ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose principal shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.

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

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