Video footage of an Iowa crowd at a high school basketball game belting out a moving rendition of the national anthem when the recording failed to start has gone viral with more than 81000 views in Facebook.
The recording could not play due to technical issues right before North Polk and Roland-Story could start their match, but that didn’t deter the crowds in the stand. Players, referees and fans supporting both the North Polk and Roland-Story teams joined together and gave it all while singing the beloved song, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Sam Lozada a photojournalist there said, “So the recording of the national anthem didn’t work at the game tonight. So the entire room sang the national anthem and no one missed a single beat.”
Here’s something that made for a cool start to senior night at North Polk. Due to technical issues, the recording of the national anthem wasn’t able to play before North Polk and Roland-Story tipped off. But that didn’t faze anyone in the gym. Watch and see what happened:
Posted by WHO TV Channel 13 News on Friday, February 1, 2019