How To Impress The Judges At Durham Bulls National Anthem Auditions
The National Anthem marks the beginning of every sporting event in the United States. It’s been known to elicit the strongest emotions in people and make grown men cry. If you think you are patriotic enough to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” before a Bulls game, you’re invited to audition from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the DBAP. But before you come try out, check out the pro tips we assembled to make your audition rock.
Keep It Tight
Aspiring anthem performers only have one minute and 30 seconds to impress the judges, so don’t spend too much time showing them how many different notes you can hit on “O’er the land of the freeeeeee.”
Singers have to stick to the traditional National Anthem style, which means you can’t throw in any false finishes or added verses. Speaking of added verses, did you know that Francis Scott Key’s original lyrics continue after the end of our “traditional” version for three more verses? I guess they condensed it down for some odd reason. I mean who wouldn’t want to listen to a six minute national anthem?
We Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice
Please, please, please practice before you come perform the national anthem for our judges. Memorization is required, so make sure you know the words and the correct order. Don’t be like The Answer.
Simple Is Better
We’re sure you really do sound like Lady Gaga or Beyonce in your shower, but for the audition just keep it simple. We don’t have record label talent scouts in the audience, so just be yourself.
Perform The Correct Country’s National Anthem
None of that “Oh, Canada” stuff.