Golden Opportunity to Perform The National Anthem
Have you ever considered the possibility of your student group performing the National Anthem prior to their favorite Major League Baseball game? With 30 major league teams 29 in the United States and 1 in Canada, and a combined 162 games per season, there are tremendous opportunities for student groups to attend and be a part of history. Games are scheduled between April and October, not including the many Spring training games in Arizona and Florida. This is a golden opportunity for your group to perform in front of close to 30,000 people before enjoying America’s pastime.
If you know a group that is interested in this opportunity, they must follow these simple steps: submit an application and non-returnable DVD of their performance as early as possible to the specific organization for which they would like to perform. Some organizations have even more specifications and require that a certain amount of tickets be purchased for your performance prior to being accepted. MLB schedules often do not come out until the fall, after the post-season ends, and the game time schedules are usually posted after the first of the year. It can be challenging to plan around the uncertainty of being accepted for one of these limited performance opportunities, but the payoff is immeasurable for your student group. A word of advice, though, try to avoid games that include such high profile teams as the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox, as these games do not even allow the purchase of group tickets. And as I mentioned earlier, submit your application materials as early as possible!
Whether you like baseball, or not, this experience will create memories that last a lifetime!