CHARLESTON, S.C. -- There is a lot to experience at a Charleston RiverDogs home baseball game, and you can be in the spotlight for one of the most important parts.
Oh, say can you see...yourself on the field, belting out the National Anthem at a baseball game? If so, the Charleston RiverDogs want to hear you out...literally.
The RiverDogs will host auditions for those wishing to perform the Star Spangled Banner for home games on Thursday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 19, from 4-7 p.m. on both days. There was originally an audition date of March 6 but it was postponed for weather.
Auditions will be held behind home plate at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
Whether you are a talented vocalist, can play the Star Spangled Banner via instrument (a real one or even one you created), or can do both like Charleston native Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish, fans are invited to try out in whatever fashion you choose. Organizers ask that only serious, respectful people apply.
"This is one of our more popular events of our off-season, and reminds us all 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. We appreciate their interest, and we're looking forward to the tryouts. It is sure to be an exciting event."
Auditions are open to ensembles of nine or less. Groups of 10 or more can take part in the RiverDogs Group Anthem Program at riverdogs.com.
This year, everyone can audition regardless of whether they have performed at a game in previous seasons or not. Those interested in auditioning must fill out an audition form that can be found at riverdogs.com. Forms must be filled out and submitted before audition day.