First things first: The Atlanta Braves, driven by the resurgent bats of Jeff Francoeur and the ace pitching of Tom Glavine, will retake the NL East this year. Second things second: I don’t actually believe this, but I can always dream. One great thing about rooting for Atlanta sports teams (save Georgia Tech!) is the prevalence of drumlines and other aspects of HBCU culture at the games. The Atlanta Falcons have a drumline that comes out and highsteps along with that Petey Pablo song featured in (yep) Drumline. It’s a great spectacle, and it’s a change of pace from the lily-white pro games in other areas. And the Braves have the Heavy Hitters, and they are holding auditions today and next Thursday:
The Braves are looking for musicians with confidence and charisma, a flexible schedule, and the ability to work games in their entirety every Friday, Saturday and Sunday home game during the season.
PHOTO and VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES: Individuals trying out for the Heavy Hitters drum line will showcase their percussion abilities with instruments including snare, quad, base, and tenor drums, and symbols.
Enter through the Turner Field 755 Club Lobby, off of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Free parking available across the street in the Green Lot
Thursday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, March 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Wow. I would love to showcase my “base” and “symbol” skills for my favorite baseball team! I know budgets are tight, guys, but could you hire a spellchecker? This does not make me confident for the upcoming season.
Protip to those trying out: the part you need to play is kinda easy. BOOM, boom, boom, boom, BOOM, boom, boom, boom. And so on. If I didn’t have to write for stupid Idolator dot com, I would totally be there. I think this a Maura/Mets conspiracy to keep my team down.