Oh Say Can You Sing? Winston-Salem Journal National Anthem Tryouts set for March 2

Fans can audition to sing the National Anthem at a Dash game in 2019

By Winston-Salem Dash | February 12, 2019 2:39 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2019) - The Dash and the Winston-Salem Journal will once again host National Anthem Tryouts for the general public. On Saturday, March 2, we will be hosting Tryouts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lower level of Hanes Mall, below the food court. There will be two rounds of auditions.

To obtain an invitation to the National Anthem Tryouts, singers can send an audition video to the Dash's Director of Entertainment, Jessica Aveyard, at jessica.aveyard@wsdash.com. Videos can be attached by Dropbox or YouTube. Entrants must sing a capella, and sheet music or lyrics are not allowed during either the video submission or the audition at Hanes Mall. Deadline to submit a video is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Instrumentalists are also welcome to audition, but they must bring their own equipment (including amplifiers). Walk-ups are allowed but not preferred.

All performances will be recorded, and a panel of judges will be present. All contestants are asked to dress as if it were gameday, and there will be a 90-second time limit.

Contestants will be notified if they have been selected to move on to the next round, and only 100 entrants will be guaranteed an audition at Hanes Mall. If you are among the 100 selected, the Dash will notify you of your audition time by email or phone.

From the Tryouts, the Dash will select singers for 60 of their 70 home games at BB&T Ballpark in 2019, and contestants will be notified by April 1 if they have been selected to perform at a Dash game. Also, the five entrants with the highest scores from the judges will have their videos placed on the Journal's website to be eligible for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will receive a singing opportunity on the Fourth of July and four Club level game tickets that include an All-You-Can-Eat buffet and four Dash caps.

Performers of all ages are welcome to sing, though a parent or guardian must be present at the Tryouts if a participant is younger than 18 years of age. For more information on the National Anthem Tryouts, call Jessica Aveyard at (336) 714-6862.

Single-game tickets for the Dash's 2019 season are on sale now. For more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.

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

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