St. Louis Blues Want to Start A New Tradition

Charles Glenn sang the Star Spangled Banner for 19 seasons before St. Louis Blues games in Enterprise Center. After the 2019 Stanley Cup run, Glenn decided to retire. This left the Blues with one more roster change. Who is the likely replacement for Glenn, a long-serving tenor?

How about you?

The Blues announced on Friday that they are looking to establish a new tradition at home games this season by asking fans to sing the national anthem together. In the past, St. Louis fans were asked to sing together before certain games. This was most notable for the Blues’ Salute to Military Night. The organization is looking to extend that request to all home games, starting with the Blues’ opening game against the Los Angeles Kings on October 23.

“The National Anthem can be a time for pride and reflection,” Dan O’Neill (the team’s senior director of media content), writes on Blues’ website. It is a moment where home and visiting supporters come together to acknowledge that we are all part of something greater than ourselves. It’s an additional burden to an already heavy custom. This is an opportunity for Blues fans to engage and set the tone before puck drop. This is a chance for Blues fans to unite and raise their voices in honor of the American heroes, to build relationships with their neighbors, and to inspire their Blues.

Let’s be real: Glenn was a fan favorite, and going to Blues games was just as enjoyable as seeing Ryan O’Reilly or David Perron capture it tape to tape.

The Blues have made other changes to the Enterprise Center’s game-day experience this year, including the addition of the Blues’ anthem tradition. stated last month that fans will need to present proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a recent negative test to be allowed to the arena.