FredNats seek singers, a mascot and more
The Fredericksburg Nationals want the best of the best to perform at the new Minor League Baseball park when it opens for the team’s first home game against the Frederick Keys on April 23. A FredNats sponsor, the University of Mary Washington, is stepping up to the plate, hosting auditions this month and next for emcee and public address (PA) announcers, team mascots and National Anthem performers.
Emcee and PA try-outs will take place Saturday, Feb. 29, and National Anthem and mascot auditions will be held on Saturday, March 21. Both will take place at UMW’s Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Emcee auditions will include a script-read of game introductions and in-game entertainment segments. PA auditions will include script-reads of roster lineups and in-game sponsor advertisements. The FredNats also need dozens of performers of the National Anthem, sung prior to each of 70 home games. Hopefuls will sing the anthem in full, in a cappella-style, without musical accompaniment. Read more