Natalie and Anna Mussin Phillips took the field Sunday at the Dayton Dragons as the winners of the 16th annual Dayton Daily News/Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts. (Submitted)

Want to perform at a Dayton Dragons game? Tryouts set for national anthem singers

Calling all singers!

The Dayton Dragons are looking for a few good singers to perform the national anthem at home games throughout the 2019 season.

Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News, will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Dayton Mall.

The National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News, are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dayton Mall. Registration is now open.

Finalists will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand-prize winner performing on Opening Day 2019 before the Dragons host the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

>> Heater named Best Mascot in Best of Dayton 2018

A crowd gathers to listen to the National Anthem during auditions at the Dayton Mall in 2012.


Pre-registration is now underway here. The first 240 entrants who pre-register for this event will receive a scheduled tryout time. In the event that all the allotted spots are filled, you could still have a chance to perform at the tryouts on a standby basis.

>> Meet Yolanda Drake, the 2018 winner of the Dayton Dragons National Anthem Contest

To register as a stand-by performer, you must come to the Saturday, Feb. 23 tryouts at the Dayton Mall. You will receive a stand-by number that will be called when a spot becomes available. Standby performers are not guaranteed a chance to try out so, interested performers are strongly encouraged to preregister.

A panel of local citizens including media personalities, city officials, and community leaders will be judging the event. The panel will make its selections based on voice quality, creative style, stage presence, and appearance.

>> Meet Abby Cates, the local teen singing sensation featured this season on ‘The Voice’


What: Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Miami Twp.

More info: Register in advance here | Website