Calling all singers: Registration now open for Dayton Dragons national anthem tryouts

Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Mall at Fairfield Commons.
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Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

Credit: Brian Swartz

Credit: Brian Swartz

Are you looking for an avenue to show off your vocal chops?

The Dayton Dragons are seeking singers with a dash of charisma to perform the national anthem at home games throughout the 2020 season.

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The 21st Annual Dragons National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News, are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. Registration is now open.

Finalists will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand-prize winner performing on Opening Day 2020 before the Dragons host the Great Lakes Loons at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

Shoppers watch the National Anthem auditions at the Dayton Mall on Saturday for the Dayton Dragons season opening game
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Shoppers watch the National Anthem auditions at the Dayton Mall on Saturday for the Dayton Dragons season opening game

Credit: Charles Caperton

Credit: Charles Caperton

HOW AUDITIONS WORK

Pre-registration is under way at daytondragons.com/nationalanthem. The first 200 entrants who pre-register for this event will receive a scheduled tryout time. In the event that all the allotted spots are filled, you could still have a chance to perform at the tryouts on a standby basis.

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KidzFam from Fair Haven Church sing the National Anthem during auditions at the Dayton Mall on Saturday with hopes of being selected for the Dayton Dragons season opening game
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KidzFam from Fair Haven Church sing the National Anthem during auditions at the Dayton Mall on Saturday with hopes of being selected for the Dayton Dragons season opening game

Credit: Charles Caperton

Credit: Charles Caperton

To register as a standby performer, you must come to the Saturday, Feb. 22 tryouts at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. You will receive a standby number that will be called when a spot becomes available. Standby performers are not guaranteed a chance to try out, so interested performers are strongly encouraged to preregister.

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A panel of local citizens including media personalities, city officials and community leaders will be judging the event. The panel will make its selections based on voice quality, creative style, stage presence and appearance.

Andrew Hubbs singing the National Anthem during auditions at the Dayton Mall on Saturday with hopes of being selected for the Dayton Dragons season opening game
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Andrew Hubbs singing the National Anthem during auditions at the Dayton Mall on Saturday with hopes of being selected for the Dayton Dragons season opening game

Credit: Charles Caperton

Credit: Charles Caperton

WANT TO GO?

What: Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Mall at Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek

More info: Website