Friday, February 22, 2013

Think you can sing? Try out for Sky Sox

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Sky Sox National Anthem
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If you're hankering to sing the national anthem before a hometown crowd, consider warbling for those who will decide who'll do the honors during baseball season for the Sky Sox.

Here's the information, as provided by Mike Moran with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation:

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox, in conjunction with The Colorado Springs Conservatory, will be hosting vocalist auditions for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 2nd from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the main stage in Chapel Hills Mall. Soloists, duets, trios and quartets are invited to audition for The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. Interested parties who would like to reserve an audition time between noon and 2:00 PM should contact Wes Kaminski in the Sky Sox promotions department at (719) 597-1449 or through e-mail at wkaminski@skysox.com. Open auditions will be on a first-come, first-serve basis from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All vocal performances must be a cappella and only traditional renditions of songs will be considered for selection.

The top performances will be determined by a judging panel consisting of Sky Sox staff, Colorado Springs Conservatory Executive Director Linda Weise and local DJs Steve B (103.9 RXP), Stormie (Cat Country 95.1 FM), D-Rock (Magic 98.9 FM) and Sarada Connors (ESPN Radio 1580 AM).

Top performers will sing live at Security Service Field during the 2013 baseball season which begins on Thursday, April 4th and runs through Monday, September 2nd. The very best performer of the day will be selected to have the honor of singing the National Anthem on Opening Day and an additional performer will earn the opportunity to sing God Bless America on July 4th. In addition, The Colorado Springs Conservatory, who is sponsoring the auditions, will be awarding each of the top ten individual singers of the day a one hour singing lesson with their esteemed organization.

“We believe the collaboration between the Colorado Springs Conservatory and the Sky Sox will be a home run for the community. It signals the beginning of our joint efforts to enhance the entertainment and leisure time opportunities available in our city,” comments Linda Weise, Founding Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Conservatory. “Not long after the Sky Sox moved to Colorado Springs in 1988, we founded The Conservatory. Today, we provide instruction in instrumental music, vocals, theater and dance to over 700 students annually, ages 4 through 19. We are also expanding our repertoire of theatrical performances, workshops, master classes, Jazz Nites and recitals for the general public,” Weise concludes.

For more information on the auditions please contact Wes Kaminski at (719) 597-1449 or through e-mail at wkaminski@skysox.com.

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