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Kernels National Anthem Auditions on March 24th and 25th

By Andrew Pantini / Cedar Rapids Kernels

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels are hosting National Anthem Auditions for the upcoming 2017 season on Friday, March 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Individuals and small groups are welcome to audition to perform the Star Spangled Banner before one of the Kernels 70 home games during the 2017 season. Those wishing to audition should come to the stadium during the above times, enter through the Administration Office entrance and proceed to the suite level (3rd floor). Auditions are held on a first-come, first-heard basis and warm-up room is available.

Guidelines for auditioning:

  • Performances must be kept under one minute and thirty seconds
  • All vocal submissions must be a cappella
  • Instrumental auditions are welcome
  • Participants must sing from memory (reading lyrics will not be allowed during auditions or performances)

All groups and individuals must complete a National Anthem Audition form, which is available for download by clicking here. Audition forms will also be available at the stadium. For more information, please contact Ryne George (rgeorge@kernels.com) at 896-7617 or Scott Wilson (swilson@kernels.com) at 896-7612.

Individual game tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now online at www.kernels.com, in person at the Kernels Ticket Office or by calling (319) 896-7560. Ticket Office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday.

The 2017 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Monday, April 3 and your first chance to meet the new team is on Tuesday, April 4 as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night'. The Kernels open the 2017 Midwest League season on the road at Beloit on Thursday, April 6. The Kernels home opener is on Saturday, April 8 at 5:05 PM against Beloit.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.