Application Deadline Set For CWS National Anthem Performers

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Applications are being accepted online and through the U.S. mail for singers and musicians who would like to perform the national anthem during the 2014 NCAA® Men’s College World Series®.

The deadline for those interested in applying is Friday, March 14.

Applicants can apply online or download an application form by clicking the link included with this story.

College World Series of Omaha, Inc., will accept electronic audition applications on the website through Friday, March 14, at 5 p.m. Central Time.

Mail applications must be received at College World Series of Omaha, Inc., 5010 Dodge St., Omaha, Neb., 68132, no later than 5 p.m. March 14. No late entries will be accepted.

Each application must be accompanied by one acappella version of the “Star-Spangled Banner” performed by the applicants, saved to a music file and submitted on the website or via mail on a CD.

No voice enhancements or background music may be used. With the limitations on space available, it is recommended that groups auditioning are comprised of 15 individuals or less.

A panel of judges will review all submissions and applicants will be notified of their status by e-mail no later than March 26.

The top 30 applicants will be asked to audition live at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Saturday, April 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Central Time.

All individuals listed on the application must be available to audition on Saturday, April 26, to be eligible for advancement. No alternate date will be offered.

Judges will select 17 finalists to perform at the 2014 College World Series, which runs from Saturday, June 14, through Tuesday, June 24, or Wednesday, June 25.

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.

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