TinCaps plan national anthem auditions



The Fort Wayne TinCaps are searching for musically gifted fans to perform the national anthem before 70 home games of the 2018 season.

Some groups, such as the Northrop High School marching band (above) perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Parkview Field each year.

Singers, instrumentalists and groups are encouraged to try out. Auditions will be held at Parkview Field on: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Monday, March 5, 4-6 p.m. Schedule a tryout by contacting McKenzie Brown at (260) 407-2809 or brown@tincaps.com. Tryouts will be held in Parkview Field’s Suite Level Lounge.

“Please keep in mind that not everyone who tries out will earn an opportunity to perform before a game,” the TinCaps said in a statement. “Also note that in recent years all tryout spots have been filled quickly. If interested in trying out, it is recommended to schedule a tryout slot as early as possible.”

For those who are selected, national anthem performers will receive four tickets to the game at which they perform.

The TinCaps will open Parkview Field’s 10th season at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, April 7, vs. the Lake County Captains. The 2018 schedule can be found at TinCaps.com.

Season tickets and tickets for group outings are on sale now, while tickets for all games will go on sale beginning Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The 2018 season will be the TinCaps’ 10th year at Parkview Field, which has been named the No. 1 Ballpark Experience in Minor League Baseball each of the past four years.