Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates schedule national anthem auditions for Spring Training games in Bradenton

BRADENTON -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold national anthem auditions from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at McKechnie Field.

Auditions are open to anyone interested in singing "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to a Pirates Spring Training game.

Prospective singers must feel comfortable performing in front of audiences of 7,000 people or more.

Auditions will be conducted a cappella and must be no longer than 2 minutes in length. There is no preregistration for auditions.

Prospective singers will perform in the order they sign up on the day of auditions. Registration close at noon.

National anthem auditions will be conducted for vocalists only; instrumental renditions will not be accepted.

Pirates employees will supervise the auditions and determine invite performers to fill open spots in the Spring Training schedule.

Contestants who wish to sing the Canadian national anthem before the Pirates games against Toronto on Wednesday, March 4, and Saturday, March 28, are welcome to audition.