Somerset Berkley Students Invited to Be a Part of Jerry Remy Day at Fenway Park
Wednesday, April 20, will be a very special night at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox will honor one of the most legendary people in the franchise's long and storied history. Former second baseman, color analyst and Somerset High grad Jerry Remy will be remembered at the game.
Two weeks ago, the Red Sox reached out to Jeremy Young, coordinator of the performing arts at Somerset Berkley Regional High School. The team invited the choir to represent Remy's high school alma mater and sing the national anthem.
"Actually, then we found out that we had to also sing the Canadian national anthem because the Red Sox are playing the Toronto Blue Jays," Young said.
Young admits that while he was familiar with the music in "Oh, Canada," neither he nor the students knew much more than the opening line to the Canadian anthem.
"We learned the song in three rehearsal sessions," Young said.
It is still unclear if fans at home will have the opportunity to watch the Somerset Berkley students perform. NESN doesn't generally carry the national anthem on their telecasts, but because Wednesday is a special night, they just may. The national anthems are scheduled to be performed at roughly 6:40 p.m.
About 50 students will be making the trip up to Fenway Park, including eight members of the high school's color guard and marching band who will be holding the American and Canadian flags.
"It's a really big deal to the students. When Jerry Remy passed away this past fall, the school and town did some things to memorialize him," said Young. "It's cool for them to see that someone with as big a stature as Jerry Remy could come from a smaller place like Somerset Berkley."