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June 21, 2006

Acoustix sings anthem at NBA Finals

International barbershop champions Acoustix got to sing the national anthem at the 7th and final game of the NBA Playoffs last night with their performance being televised worldwide. This fabulous quartet is actually no stranger to the arena as they have been singing the anthem for the Mavericks for the past 16 years including performing most all recent home games of the team. They are in fact considered to be somewhat of a lucky mascot and apparently the powers-that-be at the Mavericks made a special call to the NBA to ask that Acoustix be allowed to sing as usually only big celebrity artists gets to sing at such a prestigious event. The group has actually sung the anthem for over 20 professional sports teams (they sang at the 49'er game when I flew them here one year for the Summit) and Todd Wilson tells me they have secured all kinds of engagements from these performances including some nice juicy corporate gigs. So polish up your arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner and send it off to your local sports team!!

Listen to The Star Spangled Banner
from their "Stars and Stripes Forever" recording

Posted by acapnews at June 21, 2006 9:47 PM