Round Rock Express National Anthem Auditions 2018

Dell Diamond at sunset

Is your pitch perfect enough to perform the Star-Spangled Banner before the first baseball pitch is thrown? Your chance to find out is here! Join the Round Rock Express for their National Anthem auditions from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. on February 13, 2018, at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.

Auditions will take place in Meeting Room A on the second story of the Complex’s main building. There is no fee to perform and the general public is invited to audition.

Every year, individuals and groups in Central Texas audition to perform the Star-Spangled Banner at one of the Round Rock Express’ 70 home games. Audition performances must be under 90 seconds and use a traditional, military style with little to no creative variation. Vocal submissions must be a cappella, although instrumental auditions are welcome. Individuals and groups wishing to audition must fill out an application form and bring it with them to the audition. The form is available at or by following this link.

Performers will audition in front of a panel of judges, including Laurie Winckel, owner of the Vocal Edge Voice Studio in Hutto and coach of several past Express National Anthem performers. All participants will be notified whether or not they have been invited to perform the anthem. If selected, the performer must sing the same version that they auditioned at their scheduled game.

Those who cannot attend the open auditions but wish to perform can submit a video recording of their audition via email to Express Director of Entertainment Steve Richards at Video auditions will only be evaluated after all in-person performers have been scheduled and notified.

The Express open the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5 with a five-game series against the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals affiliate) at Dell Diamond. Season memberships and flex plan ticket packages are on sale now.

For more information on the Express, visit or call (512) 255-2255.