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Singing the Star Spangled Banner

Audition live on either Feb. 20 or March 5 to perform the Star Spangled Banner prior to a 2016 Fresno Grizzlies home game at Chukchansi Park.

The Fresno Grizzlies, the reigning Pacific Coast League and Triple-A National Champions, are searching for National Anthem singers for the 2016 season at Chukchansi Park. Two live audition events have been scheduled for area malls - Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Sierra Vista Mall and Saturday, March 5 at the Hanford Mall. Both open auditions will last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone is welcome to audition. For a registration form, see FresnoGrizzlies.com, and return the completed form to Kyle Kleiman at kkleiman@fresnogrizzlies.com, or call (559) 320-2536 for more information).

Each person auditioning will be required to sing at least 30 seconds of a song of their choice; the Star Spangled Banner does not have to be performed at the audition. Musicians who plan on playing the anthem on a musical instrument are also welcome to audition.

“The Central Valley is filled with people with amazing voices and musical skill,” said Grizzlies Events & Entertainment Manager Ray Ortiz. “These auditions and performing at the ballpark give people the chance to showcase that talent in front of the largest crowd possible in our area. You can’t start the game without a great National Anthem, many nights it sets the tone at Chukchansi Park. We can’t wait to see who will perform with us in 2016.”

With 72 home games, there are several anthem spots to fill. Those who plan to audition are encouraged to return their registration forms as soon as possible, and arrive to each audition site with time to spare.

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