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Selected From our community

With a wealth of vocal talent that is found in our community, we are proud to select a new singer annually to sing our National Anthem.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
— Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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2018 National Anthem Singer - Katie Traynor

Katie Traynor is 18 years old and is super excited to be singing the National Anthem at the 2018 4th of July Parade in Fremont! She is a recent graduate of Newark Memorial High School and was apart of Cougar Choraliers for all four years of high school. Katie enjoys participating in musical theatre around the Bay Area and recently played the role of Belle in Newark Memorial’s production of Beauty and the Beast this past spring. When not performing, Katie enjoys coaching her cheer team the Fremont Gems, who took home first place at USA JR. Nationals in February. This fall, she plans to continue her education at Ohlone College. Katie would like to thank her family, friends, the wonderful people who have given her the opportunity to sing for the parade and her vocal coach, Erin Reis. She hopes you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!


Know someone who would like to sing?

Please Note: selection for the 2018 Fremont 4th of July Parade national Anthem has concluded. Feel free to submit and we will consider for our 2019 Parade.

We begin our search almost immediately after each parade by reaching out to the community. If you would like to submit your application to sing or know someone you think would be a great addition to the parade, please complete this form: