Crowd Sings Moving Rendition Of National Anthem At High School Basketball Game After Recording Fails To Play

Video footage of an Iowa crowd at a high school basketball game, singing a moving rendition of the national anthem after the recording failed to start, has gone viral with more than 81,000 views on Facebook.

The recording could not play due to technical issues just before North Polk and Roland-Story were set to start their match. However, this didn’t deter the crowd in the stands. Players, referees, and fans supporting both North Polk and Roland-Story teams joined together and passionately sang the beloved song, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’

Sam Lozada, a photojournalist present, said, “So the recording of the national anthem didn’t work at the game tonight. The entire room sang the national anthem and no one missed a single beat.”