Heard High School Chorus members enjoyed the big city spotlight Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta where they were invited to sing the National Anthem before the Braves took on the San Diego Padres.
For many of the 46 students who participated it was truly a once in a lifetime moment as many had not even been to the stadium before. The song was delayed about one half hour as a line of rain showers descended on the field during batting practice delaying the start of the game.
In addition to the choir members, a host of family and friends also made the trip to the game for the performance. “It was truly an amazing experience and I am so proud of everyone,” stated Nancy Heard who directed the Anthem.
The unique opportunity came about earlier this year after one of the chorus parents, Diana Callahan (mother of Jordan Callahan), asked chorus director Nancy Heard if she could video the anthem by the chorus and submit it to the Braves.
Brittney Carson echoed the sentiments of many of the students: “I was so nervous! Not only about singing but doing so in front of so many people. It was my first time in that giant stadium.”
Carson was one of 10 of the singers who graduated this past spring and the group also included one freshman.
Although the Anthem wasn’t televised, Heard will be receiving a DVD copy from the team. Visit our facebook page to see exclusive photos from the game.