Folger students performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the fans on Thursday night.
Third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders from Folger McKinsey Elementary School sang the national anthem at Thursday night’s Bowie Baysox game at Prince George's Stadium. Led by Choral Director Melbe Sunday, the students sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of the ball game crowd. Sunday said this is the eighth or ninth year the school has performed at a Baysox game. “It is such a family-friendly park, and the prices are great we always have a good time," Sunday said. "It is also a very nice end to the year. We always have teachers, faculty, parents and even grandparents come out." About 60 students from the school participated in the performance.
Severna Park Patch attended the Bowie Baysox auditions. Finalists may get a chance to sing the national anthem at Bowie Baysox home games at Prince George's County Stadium.
It was a cold and blustery day on Saturday, but that was not enough to stop more than 80 participants from auditioning for the chance to sing the national anthem before a Bowie Baysox game at Prince George’s County Stadium. Groups of 10 began to audition early in the morning at the stadium. The chilly, windy conditions did not deter eager contestants from singing their hearts out. While it was simple to register and try out, certain rules had to be adhered to: Vocalists, ensembles and instrumentalists traveled from as far as Virginia and Calvert County to showcase their talent and earn a chance to sing. Successful candidates were placed on a roster on Monday and will be contacted as needed to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at home games …