Jeremy Oswald sings national anthem at Kansas City Royals game

Jeremy Oswald voiced his talents singing the national anthem at the Kansas City Royals game against the Tampa Bay Rays
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 10:53 PM CDT
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AURORA, Neb. (KSNB) - If you are from the Aurora area, you saw a familiar face singing the national anthem at the Kansas City Royals’ game yesterday. Aurora senior Jeremy Oswald is a teenager of many talents and at Kauffman Stadium he voiced those talents in front of thousands of people.

“Throughout the whole day I had no nerves,” Oswald said. “It was only until once I walked in the gates and saw the actual size of the stadium. That I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m really into it,’ because I’ve never seen a venue so big and be the one to be over the speakers there.”

Oswald’s nerves did not last long.

“Once I had the microphone in my hand and I sung my first note, all of it went away and I was just lost in it,” he said.

When performing Oswald said he likes to remember something his choir director tells him before hitting the stage.

“You have an opportunity to effect others around you in a positive way,” Oswald said. “Every since that’s just stuck with me. That’s just what really drives me to perform.”

His drive goes beyond singing as Oswald is a three-sport athlete.

“I’ve been a three-sport athlete, for all four years of high school,” he said. “I participate in football. I wrestle in the winter. In the spring I golf. For clubs I’ve been in the NHS for two years. I’ve been in FBLA for a couple years. I’ve also been in choir for four years and show choir for four years.”

“It is a lot of pressures, time going different ways,” Aurora assistant boys golf coach Jake Herrmann said. “He does a great job of keeping his schedule tight.”

Oswald said he likes to stay busy and that attitude has an effect on those around him.

“He’s just awesome to have around the team,” Herrmann said. “Being a senior leader he’s a great worker with some of the younger guys. I know he’s just been positive to have around the team. He’s just so hard working.”

Oswald is competing at District Music Contest tomorrow where he is hoping to be rated superior. In the fall, he is heading to Nebraska-Lincoln where he plans to join the Big Red Singers.

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