Sing the National Anthem

Singers, here’s your big chance to perform the National Anthem before a television and webcast audience of thousands for the 96th Annual Burning of Zozobra!

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is proud to announce the first-ever Online Video National Anthem Auditions to perform the National Anthem at the 96th Annual Burning of Zozobra!

2020 has been a very trying year, especially for those whose creative minds make them want to act positively. We have seen so many amazing ways in which talented artists like you have shared their musical and acting gifts from a home space. Now it’s your turn to share –– at the 96th Burning of Zozobra!

Now more than ever, our community needs to burn its gloom, and the tradition that we all love, the Burning of Zozobra on Friday, September 4, 2020 will be broadcast on television with an online webcast. The pageant itself will take place live at Fort Marcy Park as always, but with no crowd this year, all eyes will be on Zozobra via a television or computer screen.

A very meaningful part of this annual tradition is the singing of our National Anthem, and for the first time Kiwanis is welcoming YOUR Online Video National Anthem Competition, open to performers of all ages to sing for Zozobra 2020. The winner will be welcomed to perform the National Anthem at the 96th Burning of Zozobra on Friday, September 4, 2020!

Here is how we ask you to audition:
  • Make a video recording of yourself singing the National Anthem of the United States.
  • Register on the form below
  • Upload your Video to any of these platforms:
    • YouTube: (Private Link is acceptable)
    • Vimeo: (Private Link is acceptable )
    • Facebook Upload with Hashtag #Sing4Gloom
    • Instagram TV (IGTV) upload with Hashtag #Sing4Gloom
  • Copy and paste your video link into the registration form

The deadline to submit your video audition is Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 5 PM.

The first runner-up will be our alternate and will need to be available should the winner be unable to perform.