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Boilermaker to Hold 2012 National Anthem Competition

May. 4, 2012

Utica N.Y. (May 4, 2011) - The Boilermaker Road Race is holding a
competition to pick seven people who will kick off various 2012 Boilermaker
events. The race is looking for seven people to sing an a'cappella version
of the National Anthem. Anyone participating must sing a traditional version
of the National Anthem and be able to complete the song within one minute
and thirty-five seconds.

The National Anthem Competition will be held on Saturday May 12th from 10:00
a.m. - noon at Mohawk Valley Community College- Utica Campus in the Alumni
Center Building on the second floor.

Winners will sing at the following Boilermaker venues: the Utica National
Kid's Run, Wal-mart Walk, Bank of America Youth Olympics, Hall of Fame
Induction, NBT Volunteer Party Carbone 5K Race, and Price Chopper Post Race

"We always have a tough time deciding on the winner's," said Alex D'Acunto,
Boilermaker National Anthem Competition Coordinator. "We usually have about
30 contestants in the competition. We will have a panel of local music
professionals to judge the competition and each winning contestants in the
competition will be assigned an event and will receive Boilermaker clothing
to wear during their performance."

To schedule a performance time in this year's competition call the
Boilermaker Road Race at (315) 797-5838 and leave callback information.

Walk-ins for the competition will be taken until 11:00 a.m.