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Boilermaker Hosting 2017 National Anthem Competition

Apr. 18, 2017

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The Boilermaker Road Race will, once again, conduct a competition to find seven people to sing a cappella versions of the National Anthem at various 2017 Boilermaker events. The competition will take place from 12pm to 2pm at MVCC on May 13th in the IT Building, room 225.

A panel of local music professionals will be on hand to judge the competition. Winning contestants will be assigned an event and will receive Boilermaker clothing to wear during their performances. They will sing at the following Boilermaker events: the Utica National Kids' Run, Boilermaker Walk presented by Wal-Mart, Bank of America Youth Olympics, The Fountainhead Group Volunteer Party, Carbone 5K Race, and Price Chopper Post Race Party.

"The singing talent in the Mohawk Valley is incredible," said Judy Ingalls, Boilermaker Special Events Director. "It's always a pleasure to showcase what they have to offer on Boilermaker weekend."

To schedule a performance time in this year's competition, call the Boilermaker Road Race office at (315) 731-3701 and leave callback information. Participants must sing a traditional version of the National Anthem and complete it within one minute and thirty-five seconds.


The 40th running of the Boilermaker Road Race will take place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017.