Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lone Star Park National Anthem Auditions Today

From the Lone Star Park website:  The 18th annual Lone Star Park National Anthem auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Auditions will be held outdoors (weather permitting) just west of the Winner’s Circle. On the day of the audition, please use Parking Gate 5 off Lone Star Parkway and park in the Preferred Parking Lot.  Then enter through the East Entrance of the Grandstand.  
Anyone interested in singing the National Anthem for Lone Star Park in 2014 must audition on February 18. Call (972) 263-RACE prior to February 10 to set up an appointment.  Walk-ups are welcome, however, those with an appointment will be given priority on audition time.  Lyrics must be memorized, and you will be asked to audition a cappella. Vocalists, instrumentalists, duos, trios, groups and choirs are welcome to audition. Your performance time must be two minutes or less. Also, as a reminder, expect to hear a half second delay in the sound system during your performance.
Those chosen to sing the National Anthem on a live race day will be notified on or before March 21, 2014 with a written letter.  Each person selected to perform will receive four (4) box seats for live racing on the performance date.

Performers Must Adhere to the Following Guidelines:

- Must be sung a capella or performed on an acoustic instrument
- Must be completed in two minutes or less
- Singers may not hold their ears to help with the delay
- Words must be memorized***
***My side note:  If you don't know the correct words, please don't even get in the car to come down to Lone Star Park - and shame on you!*** 
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