When the Blues notable anthem performer decided to retire they were faced with the challenge of finding a replacement.
So far it looks like they have found his replacement…. their fans.
For 19 seasons, Charles Glenn belted out a booming and familiar rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before St. Louis Blues games at Enterprise Center. But Glenn retired after the team’s 2019 Stanley Cup run, leaving the Blues one more roster change to wrestle with. Who could possibly replace the long-tenured tenor?
Well, how about you?
The Blues announced Friday that they’re hoping to start a new tradition at home games beginning this season, asking all fans in attendance to join in a collective singing of the national anthem. St. Louis fans have been asked to sing together prior to select games in the past, notably for the Blues’ annual Salute to Military Night. But the organization wants to expand that request to all home games this season, beginning with the Blues’ home opener on October 23 against the Los Angeles Kings. (STL news)
The St. Louis Blues have announced their new anthem singer for home games.
It's you… if you go.
— Arch City Media (@ArchCityMedia) October 15, 2021
How’s it working? So far it looks like the tradition is growing strong.
The team has a nice tweak to the presentation, they introduce the anthem performer after they ask the Fans to rise and help sing the National Anthem. It’s a small tweak that lets them still offer the stage to singer to get things started, below they bring down their microphone and let the fans take over. The singer is again brought up at the end to give a powerful ending before the crowd closes with their traditional “…. and the home of the BLUES!” ending.
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Oct 23, 2021 • 01:53
The St. Louis Blues fans let their voices be heard as they belt out the National Anthem ahead of tonight’s matchup with the Kings
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