National Anthem Singer
Who Is That Girl With The Beautiful Voice? JULIA TUCKER
At every 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, a pretty young woman is welcomed to the stage just before the chaos of the fireworks begins. There is a long moment of silence as the spotlight is directed to the American flag and the crowd jumps to their feet to honor the USA in song.
The attention is then on the young lady who, in perfect pitch, belts out a fabulous version of “The Star Spangled Banner.” She then quietly leaves the stage and takes her place with her family to enjoy the rest of the evening watching fireworks. “Who was that girl with the beautiful voice?” rumbles through the crowd just as the fireworks start.
That girl is Julia Tucker, a lifelong resident of Catonsville and a 2010 graduate of Catonsville High School who has been singing since she could talk. She sang her way through our local schools and was a member of the Maryland All-State Chorus (2007) and Baltimore County High School All-County Honors Chorus (2007, 2008, 2009).
Julia’s had a lot of practice singing our National Anthem. She has sung it at just about every venue, including Cal Ripken World Series, Baltimore Mariner’s games, local colleges teams and even at her high school games. She sings at fundraisers, press conferences and anywhere she is needed. Julia has been singing at the Catonsville celebration since 2007.
Julia is studying at Stevenson University. Her voice has earned her a job that pays for her talent, singing the national anthem at Stevenson athletic events. She hopes to graduate in 2014 with a degree in Business Communications. She looks forward to her future and wonders where her life and her voice might take her, but she is pretty sure she know where she will be every July 4th…in Catonsville.