High School volleyball player wows crowd with impromptu rendition of the national anthem after pre-recorded version fails
A Texas high school senior and volleyball player stepped up when an audio system failure happened just before the national anthem was set to play at a game.
Marina Garcia, who plays for Holmes High School’s volleyball team, said when the CD that normally plays the Star Spangled Banner stopped working, she volunteered to sing.
‘I didn’t feel nervous. I felt like excited because I get to sing,’ Garcia told KSAT.
Garcia said she’s spent years in choir and singing is something that comes naturally to her.
As she finished singing, the crowd exploded with applause and cheers and her teammates embraced her.
‘I honestly couldn’t ask for more. They all had smiles on their faces. Some of them teared up.
‘Some of them had told me that they had the chills and just that feeling that I can give to people that emotion, that was so exciting,’ Garcia told the news station.