Audition to sing National Anthem before a South Bend Cubs game this season

NOW: Audition to sing National Anthem before a South Bend Cubs game this season

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Cubs announced on Tuesday that they are accepting auditions for individuals, bands, choirs, and other groups to perform the Star-Spangled Banner before a home game at Four Winds Field this season.

The organization asks that all vocal auditions be performed a cappella, without musical accompaniment. Instrumental performances will also be accepted. Those who audition in groups must include all members in the audition video.

The deadline to submit auditions is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

"Submitted auditions will go through a thorough judging process," said Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Media Chris Hagstrom-Jones. "Anthem performance opportunities are extremely limited and not guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, the South Bend Cubs do not guarantee a response."

The team says that those who previously performed must still submit an application and prior performance does not guarantee a spot for 2024. 

The organization is asking that all auditions be submitted in video form and through the website here

Auditions recorded via mobile devices or professional performances are acceptable. There will not be any in-person auditions for 2024. Email [email protected] with any questions regarding the application process or performing.

Should your submission be accepted by the Cubs, you will be contacted via e-mail.

The team will open the 2024 season on the road at Quad Cities on April 5 but return to Four Winds Field on April 9 for Opening Night against the Beloit Sky Carp. Gates open at 5 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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