CWS Looking for National Anthem Performers
CREATED Feb. 19, 2013
information from NCAA:
National Anthem Performers Can Now Apply For 2013 NCAA® Men's College World Series®
March 15 is Application Deadline
(OMAHA, Neb. - Feb. 19, 2013) - Applications are now being accepted for singers and musicians who would like to perform the national anthem during the 2013 NCAA® Men's College World Series®, according to Katie Karmazin, national anthem coordinator. Audition applications are available online at CWSOmaha.com under the Support heading.
College World Series of Omaha, Inc., will accept electronically processed audition applications through Friday, March 15, 2013, at 5 p.m. Central time. Each application must be accompanied by one a cappella version of the "Star-Spangled Banner" performed by the applicant and submitted electronically by music file or a CD.
CDs may be mailed to the office of College World Series of Omaha, Inc. at 5010 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68132. Application guidelines prohibit applicants from using voice enhancements or background music on their recordings. No late entries will be accepted.
"Due to the large number of applications we receive, performers are limited to apply either as a soloist or as a duo or group," Karmazin explained. "We are also discouraging groups larger than 22 individuals from applying because of space limitations."
A panel of judges will review all submissions and applicants will be notified of their status by e-mail no later than March 20. The top 30 applicants will be asked to audition live at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Central time. All individuals listed on the application must be available to audition on Saturday, April 6, to be eligible for advancement. No alternate date will be offered.
Judges will select 17 finalists to perform at the 2013 College World Series. All applicants must be available to perform during the Series, which will start Saturday, June 15, and run through either June 25 or 26.
College World Series of Omaha, Inc., began holding formal auditions in 1995 because of a growing interest in performing the national anthem. Musicians and singers from across the nation compete each year to perform before an average of more than 20,000 people who attend each College World Series game.