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National Anthem Auditions
March 7 @ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Oh Say Can You Sing?
It is time to warm up your vocal chords!
Lone Star Park National Anthem auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Auditions will be held outdoors (weather permitting) in the Winner’s Circle. Enter through Parking Gate 5 off Lone Star Parkway and park in the Preferred Parking Lot. Enter through the East Entrance of the Grandstand.
Anyone interested in singing the National Anthem for Lone Star Park must audition, in person on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (no exceptions). All auditions will be walk-up (no reservations). 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.
Each person selected to perform will be notified on or before April 1, 2023 and will receive four (4) reserved seats for live racing on the performance date.
Performers Must Adhere to the Following Guidelines:
- Song must be sung a cappella or performed on an acoustic instrument
- Song must be completed in two minutes or less (over 2 min = DQ)
- Singers may not hold their ears to help with delay (i.e., finger in ear = DQ)
- Singers must have words memorized (using paper/cheat sheet = DQ)
The Spangled Banner
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight’
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave