Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 is looking for vocalists to sing the National Anthem before Legion baseball games and other civic functions.
That's difficult enough since singers agree the Star Spangled Banner with a one and a half octave range is a bear to sing in the first place. The thing is, the Legionnaires want it sung "straight", too. "Please keep in mind we are traditionalists and expect our National Anthem to be sung in the same manner," said a release. Translation: No Keshia Cole song stylings, thank you.
Legion baseball runs from May to September and other events occur throughout the year. Singers who'd like to help open them can call Legionnaires John White at (847) 366-2022. Legion members would like to interview singer candidates before the end of the school year.
The Legion's also signing up players for the 2011 season. Those aged 14 to 16 can join the Junior
League and players 17 to 19, the Senior League.
Junior League candidates call Mike Peltier at (847) 854-4919. Senior League, call Sonny Furtak at (847) 854-2356.