SE Conn. Sub Force Birthday Ball looks for talented singers

Groton — The Southeastern Connecticut Submarine Force Birthday Ball Planning Committee is looking for talented singers to compete in the second annual Submarine Birthday Ball Sing-off.

The event is scheduled for March 22 at the Dealey Center at the Naval Submarine Base. The singer who performs the National Anthem the best during the auditions will be invited to sing the National Anthem in front of more than 2,000 attendees at the 113th Southeastern Connecticut Submarine Force Birthday Ball at the MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods Resort April 13.

The planning committee chose to hold the singing competition again this year because last year’s event was so well received. The judges include Sean Patrick McGraw, a country music singer and former Nashville Star semi-finalist, and Lt. Cmdr. Carl J. Gerhard, director of the Navy Band Northeast.

The contest is open to anyone age 18 and older. The winner will receive two tickets to the ball and an overnight stay at the hotel the night of the event.

To audition to perform at the Sing-off, sing any song and upload a video of the performance to the Submarine Birthday Ball’s Facebook page, or e-mail it to the committee at The deadline is March 1.


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