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Note:  Indiana state Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville,  introduced a bill that would set "performance standards" for singing and playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at events sponsored by public schools and state universities. The guidelines would require the national anthem to be   performed "the way that we normally have it sung or heard throughout most of our state and our country," and the bill would call for fines for those who don't comply. Schools would be required to record performances and save them for review.  ( Star Press, 1/4/12)

1-koyanagi yuki  sings it in Japan at a baseball all-star game between U.S. and Japanese teams.
(Credit: youtube)

2-Whitney Houston sings it at Super Bowl 25
(Credit: youtube)

3-March 25, 2000.  Laura Dillaman -the Saegertown "Panthers" played Pottstown Nativity in the State Class A Girl's Championship Game at Hersheypark Arena. When the scheduled singer for the National Anthem before the game was a "no show," #44 Laura Dillaman a starter and senior for Saegertown stepped in and sang!

4-Talyse Hampton, a senior at Wells College. She delivered an outstanding rendition  on November 16, 2008 at Cornell University prior to the Wells College vs Penn State Harrisburg Division III basketball game.  Along with singing the anthem at the game, she also videotaped the game.  She was a former contestant in the American Idol competition.  She plans to do her graduate work at UCLA.
(Credit: Tom Prystal)

5-Tori Gaffey, age 8  did a great  job in singing the National Anthem at the December 7, 2008 Division III college basketball game between Penn State Harrisburg and SUNY-IT.  She is a big fan of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and Hannah Montana.  In 2015, at age 14 she sang the National Anthym at the St. Bonaventure basketball game in February.

Congratulations to all the others which were considered.



2011 Nomination: Aury Krebs,  2/14/11
 Aury Krebs, a junior at Jenkintown High School has sung the anthem for us at almost every football and basketball game since I began working here in 2008.  She is absolutely brilliant and has also had lead roles in all of our school’s musical productions.  After each of her performances, referees, opposing players and coaches make it a point to tell her what a wonderful job she did.  (Nominated by Mark Citron)
2011 Nomination: John Vincent,  12/10/10
John does a beautiful job singing the National anthem. It will give you goosebumps. He has sung the anthem for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers. You can see a video on you tube...excellent!  At Wrighley Field:
(Nominated by Lisa Guilfoyle)

2011 Nomination: Julian Sage Miyata
12 year old Julian Sage Miyata sings The US National Anthem
(Nominated by Jack Brown)

The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, after seeing the bombardment of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, Maryland during the War of 1812.
The poem was set to the tune of a popular British drinking song,  "The Anacreontic Song" - it would soon become a well-known American patriotic song. With a range of one and a half octaves, it is known for being difficult to sing.


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