- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - A children’s choir from South Dakota is scheduled to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Minnesota Twins game in June.

The Daily Republic (https://bit.ly/1Wa8IuQ ) reports the Mitchell Area Children’s Choir is set to sing the national anthem June 11 at the game between the Twins and the Boston Red Sox at Target Field in Minneapolis. Of the choir’s 42 members, 37 are set to sing at the game.

The selection of the choir to sing at the game came following choir director Kim Bruguier sending an audition tape of the children performing at a Sioux Falls Skyforce basketball game in 2015. In December, she was contacted with the offer for the choir to perform, but it wasn’t going well logistically.

“None of their times really jelled with what we were doing, so I said, ‘That’s OK. We’ll just do it another year,’” said Bruguier, who is originally from Mitchell and came back to the community in 2014. There was one last slot offered: the game with the Red Sox.

The children’s choir is also set to perform the day before the Twins game at Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, on an outdoor stage. The group will also stop in Chanhassen to take in a dinner theater performance of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Families will come along with as many as 34 of the 37 kids.

“It’s really cool how many families were on board,” Bruguier said. “Everyone is like, ‘This is really big; let’s just take everyone and go.’”

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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