MEAC at Center Court < All News
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
by MEAC Media Relations

Auditions for national anthem and halftime performers for the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 11 at the H.M. Michaux School of Education on the campus North Carolina Central University in Durham.

The auditions tabbed as the MEAC at Center Court, offers entertainers, singers/choirs and musicians, of all ages and backgrounds, an opportunity to showcase their talents at the conference’s annual Division I basketball tournament.

The 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips off March 5-10 at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem. Auditions for national anthem and halftime performers runs from 8 a.m. – Noon.

National anthem performers will have up to two minutes to perform an acapella version of the song while halftime performers will have up to four minutes to present their acts in front of a panel of judges.

Interested applicants should possess a positive attitude, creative technique and style and display a high level of showmanship and energy. Participant waivers will be available during registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Auditions are free and open to the public. Space is limited and applicants are encouraged to be on time and prepared to perform at the time of arrival. For more information on the MEAC at Center audition contact Patricia Porter, MEAC Director of Media Relations /Corporate Partnerships & Marketing at or Sonja Stills, Assistant Commissioner, at

Ticket books for the 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament can be purchased at all 13 MEAC university ticket offices, Joel Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, the MEAC Office and online at

Tickets are also available by calling the MEAC at (757) 951-2055 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more information about the 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament including brackets, ancillary events, tickets and travel information, log on to

About the MEAC Basketball Tournament

The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single elimination championship playoff that involves Division I historically black colleges and universities located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, and South Carolina State.

The tournament is played at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Both the men’s and women’s champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

About Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem is located in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. It is easily accessible by car via Interstate 40, Business Interstate 40, Interstate 77, Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 52. Scheduled air service is available through Piedmont Triad International Airport just 20 minutes east of Winston-Salem. Accommodations range from bed and breakfast inns to luxury hotels. For more information on Winston-Salem, call 866.728.4200, go to, or stop by the Winston-Salem Visitor Center, located at 200 Brookstown Avenue in the historic Brookstown Mill area just south of downtown Winston-Salem.

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