National Anthem

The National Anthem process for the  2019 NCAA® Men’s College World Series® will open in February of 2019.

Musicians and singers from across the nation compete each year to perform for crowds that average more than 20,000 people. Singers and musicians can submit applications online starting in February.

Applicants must provide one a Capella rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” performed by the applicant(s) by providing a link (e.g., a YouTube video) or by downloading a music file. Performances submitted must be no more than one year old and contain no voice enhancements, background music or other special effects. Applicants can only apply once as either a soloist, duo or group. Due to space limitations, groups larger than 15 individuals are discouraged from applying.

A panel of judges will review all submissions and inform all applicants of their status by email the week of March 26. The top 30 applicants will receive an invitation to audition live at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

Seventeen finalists will be selected to perform at the 2018 College World Series, which runs from Saturday, June 15, through Tuesday, June 25, or Wednesday, June 26.

If you have questions regarding the National Anthem process please call the CWS office at (402) 554-4422 or email