Team Invites Area Bands, Musicians To Be Among World’s Largest Group To Simultaneously Perform the National Anthem
(February 14, York, Pa.) — O say can you see yourself setting a world record? The York Revolution will offer that opportunity to area musicians on Opening Day of the 2017 season.
The team announced today that its first promotion of the 2017 season will center on an attempt at a certified world record for the largest number of musicians performing the national anthem. Before its first home game on Friday, April 28, the team will welcome area high school bands, alumni of those bands, professional musicians, and others for a carefully documented attempt to become the largest group of musical performers to play the “Star Spangled Banner” at the same time.
Participants in the attempt will receive tickets to the day’s game against the Somerset Patriots for just $4 each, as well as a commemorative pin. Groups of friends and family members supporting the would-be record setters will also enjoy extremely discounted tickets.
“York and the people of this area are very experienced in making history,” said York Revolution President Eric Menzer. “What better way to mark the return of the great America pastime then with another historic, patriotic moment in the heart of this great city.”
Menzer noted, however, that the success of the effort will depend a great deal on spreading the word about the attempt.
“If you know a musician, band member, or musical director, please let them know we want them on the field with us on April 28.”
Interested musicians and their supporters can sign up for the record attempt and discounted tickets by calling Reed Gunderson at (717) 801-4498, emailing him at [email protected], or visiting www.yorkrevolution.com/worldrecord/.
The 6:30 p.m. game on Friday, April 28, against the Somerset Patriots will kick off the Revolution’s 11th season, following the success of the 2016 season, which saw the first half Freedom Division Champion Revolution advance to the playoffs before losing to the eventual Atlantic League Champion Sugar Land Skeeters.
About the York Revolution:
The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Revolution were Atlantic League Champions in 2010 and 2011. The 2017 season will be the team’s 11th. Located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, PeoplesBank Park hosts all 70 home games, in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB):
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.