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MEAC to Host National Anthem and Halftime Performer Auditions
MEAC to Host National Anthem and Halftime Performer Auditions

NORFOLK, Va., January 29, 2013 - Auditions for national anthem and halftime performers for the 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, February 9 at the Student Center on the campus of Norfolk State University in Virginia. 

The auditions dubbed as MEAC at Center Court, offers entertainers, singers/choirs and musicians, of all ages and backgrounds, an opportunity to showcase their talents at the conference’s annual Division I basketball tournament.

The 2013 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips off March 11-16 at the Norfolk (Va.) Scope Arena.

National anthem performers will have up to two minutes to perform an acapella version of the song while halftime performers will have up to four minutes to present their acts in front of a panel of judges.

Interested applicants should possess a positive attitude, creative technique and style and display a high level of showmanship and energy. 

Registration form and participant waivers can be found online at or completed on the day of the audition.

Auditions are free and open to the public.  Space is limited and applicants are encouraged to arrive early and prepared to perform at the time of arrival.

For more information on the MEAC at Center audition contact Sonja Stills, Assistant Commissioner, at (757) 951-2055 or by email at 

Ticket books for the 2013 MEAC Basketball Tournament can be purchased at all 13 MEAC university ticket offices, the Scope Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, the MEAC Office or online at  Tickets are also available by calling the MEAC at (757) 951-2055 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

For more information about the 2013 MEAC Basketball Tournament including brackets, ancillary events, tickets and travel information, visit

About the MEAC Basketball Tournament

The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single elimination championship playoff that involves Division I historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, and South Carolina State.

The tournament is played at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia.  Both the men’s and women’s champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

About Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia is a city of some 242,803 residentsand more than 100 diverse neighborhoods. It is the cultural, educational, business and medical center of Hampton Roads, hosts the world's largest naval base, the region's international airport and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States. The city is

undergoing a successful renewal, including new office, retail, entertainment and new residential development along the rivers and bay front, and revitalization projects in many of its neighborhoods. Norfolk's residents and city officials have long supported sports programs at all levels.

About VisitNorfolk

VisitNorfolk is the official Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Norfolk. VisitNorfolk, a non-profit organization is dedicated to enhancing the role of travel and tourism in our economy by producing high volumes of both leisure and convention visitors, tax revenues and travel related jobs in Norfolk. VisitNorfolk also provides the resources and tools to ensure our visitors stay in Norfolk is both a productive and enjoyable one. For more information, or call 800-368-3097. #Norfolk, Virginia

Media Contact:

Patricia L. Porter, Director of Media Relations/Corporate Partnerships & Marketing

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

757-951-2055 (phone), (email)

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