NEWS: (FT. BELVOIR, Va.) Time is running out to audition for a special chorus being formed by the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO) to perform in the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 on May 8, 2016. The Games will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., and broadcast live on ESPN2.
CAMMO will accept auditions through April 2, 2016, from active duty, Reserve and National Guard service members, as well as veterans and retiree singers from all branches of the military.
Those selected will be part of a mass chorus who will sing in a spectacular segment of the two-hour television production. The Chorus will perform the Invictus Anthem, which was adapted by Chris Martin of Coldplay in 2014 from the historic poem “Invictus” by William Earnest Henley, and is the anthem of these Games.
Created by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games began in 2014 in London as an international multi-sport adaptive event for armed forces participants. Over 500 active duty service members and veterans who became wounded, injured or sick during their service will represent 14 nations and compete as part of their recovery and rehabilitation. The Games have the support of the White House and the U.S. Department of Defense.
* Participants are not required to read music but must be able to attend rehearsals on May 5-7, as well as the performance on May 8. Additional rehearsals for Orlando-based performers will be conducted on April 30 and May 1.
* Applicants must provide a DD214 or active duty identification, and other information for a background check.
* This is a volunteer opportunity; participants are expected to provide their own transportation and accommodations.
How to Apply & Audition:
Auditions will be handled using the free WURRLY app, which you can download to your smartphone or tablet. Follow these steps:
1. Download the WURRLY app on your device by going to http://www.wurrly.com/download.
2. Select “America the Beautiful” and record your version of the song.
3. Hashtag #CAMMO in the comments to show that you agree with the TERMS and then Save.
If you have questions or cannot audition with the WURRLY app, please contact the CAMMO Casting team at email@example.com. Detailed rehearsal schedule information will be provided to those who are selected to participate.
ABOUT THE INVICTUS GAMES:
For more information about the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 and the Invictus Games Foundation, please visit http://invictusgames2016.org and http://invictusgamesfoundation.org.
CAMMO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by U.S. Navy veteran Cathie Lechareas and U.S. Army veteran Victor Hurtado that believes in the healing power of music. Run by veterans for veterans and active-duty service members, CAMMO provides military-specific music programs to help past and present service members suffering from neurological impairments such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
CAMMO also develops military and veteran artists, technicians, writers and musicians at its CAMMO centers. Through its Soundtrack to Recovery in-reach program, CAMMO brings certified music therapists, musicians and volunteers to hospital Residential Treatment Centers. And CAMMO’s Guitars Revitalizing Our Warriors Through Healing (GROWTH) program encourages positivity, motivation and hope through full-spectrum guitar and music instruction. For more information about CAMMO, visit http://www.cammomusic.org/.
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