RiverDogs announce national anthem tryouts for 2015 season

Want a chance to perform the national anthem at a Charleston RiverDogs game this season?

The New York Yankees’ Class A affiliate will hold auditions from 4-7 p.m. March 10 at Riley Park. The rain date is March 12.

“This is one of our more popular events of our off-season, and reminds us that the baseball season is fast approaching,” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. “Our national anthem tryouts always draw a large number of talented individuals and groups…Maybe we’ll discover the next superstar right here in Charleston.”

Whether you are a talented vocalist or can play the Star-Spangled Banner via instrument, patrons are invited to be creative yet respectful and perform our national anthem in whatever fashion they choose.

Auditions are open to performers of all kinds and ensembles of nine or less. Groups of 10 or more are asked to partake in the RiverDogs Group Anthem Program. Audition forms can be found at riverdogs.com and must be submitted to communityrelations@riverdogs.com prior to the audition day.

Auditioning does not guarantee a spot and being chosen for the Audition Pool does not guarantee a game due to the overwhelming popularity and strength of performers in the area. In the past, the RiverDogs have routinely had more qualified performers than available game dates.

For additional information, contact Haley Kirchner at (843)723-7241 or at communityrelations@riverdogs.com.

The RiverDogs begin their season on April 9 with a seven-game homestand that features the Lexington Legends (April 9-12) and the Augusta GreenJackets (April 13-15). Ticket information may be secured by contact the box office at 843/577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.