(Bradenton, FL) The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold National Anthem auditions on Saturday, January 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at McKechnie Field. Auditions are open to anyone interested in singing The Star Spangled Banner prior to a Pirates Spring Training game. Prospective singers must feel comfortable performing in front of audiences of 7,000 people or more.
Auditions will be conducted a cappella and must be no longer than two minutes in length. There is no pre-registration for auditions. Prospective singers will perform in the order they sign up on the day of auditions. Registration will close at noon. National Anthem auditions will be conducted for vocalists only. Instrumental renditions will not be accepted.
Pirates employees will supervise the auditions and determine which performers to invite to fill open spots in the Spring Training schedule. Contestants that wish to sing the Canadian National Anthem before the Pirates games against Toronto on Wednesday, March 4 and Saturday, March 28, are welcome to audition using that selection.
The Pirates will play a 16-game home schedule at McKechnie Field this spring, beginning with the Black and Gold intrasquad game on Monday, March 2.
For more information about Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training or National Anthem auditions, please call 941-747-3031, visit www.bradentonmarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@Pirates.com.
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