Anthem singer Bob McDonald, not in spandex, and the Brouwer Rangers. (Photo: @CAPLDY)

Yesterday, we announced that Troy and Carmen Brouwer will be joining us this Saturday, Sept. 6, for  #PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers / RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to support Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™. But if hanging out with the Washington Capitals’ best player* and his cool wife isn’t your thing, maybe our next VIP guest will be.

We’re excited to announce that the one and only Bob McDonald – star of stage and screen, part-time wine snob and certified American hero – will be kicking off the festivities with his beloved rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” a.k.a. our national anthem, promptly at 10 a.m.

If you haven’t heard of Bob McDonald, you need to attend more Caps games. He’s been singing the anthem(s) before homes games since the 1992-1993 season, which is before Chris Gordon was born! He has also performed the anthem at Wizards, Mystics, Nationals, Orioles, and Redskins games. Oh yeah and he sings for U.S. presidents and foreign heads of state too. NBD.

In a past life, Bob joined luminaries including George McPhee, Craig Laughlin, and Bill McCreary in knighting Sir Ryan of Knubleshire – and we’re honored that he’s agreed to get the #PARTYZORD started right.

For more information on #PARTYZORD, check out the Facebook event. (A Facebook account is not required to view the event.) While you’re there, give us an RSVP so we know to expect you. And keep an eye out for more exciting announcements in the next few days!

*It’s science.

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  • I’m really not sure what I was doing there with that pose.

  • Sarah

    The Robot?

  • VirginiaPatriot

    Bob and Caleb should get lifetime contracts.

  • Alex Hughes

    Beat that beat up

  • Matthew Kory

    I get the sense that not attending PartyZord will be among the greatest mistakes of my life. Any chance you guys feel like moving it to Portland, Oregon?

  • D’Arcy Butler

    It reminds me of action figure poses like He-Man that were useless for any animation except raising and lowering their fists while talking.