Amherst teen to sing National Anthem at Bills Christmas Eve game for first time


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Of 300 people who applied, 16-year-old Camryn Clune made top 20, auditioned, and was selected to sing the National Anthem at the Bills game on Christmas Eve.

“Singing for the Bills is a dream come true because I’ve been singing it for a while and just to be acknowledged for that is very amazing,” said Camryn Clune of Amherst.

The Amherst teenager started Backyard Broadway, an organization that uses musical theater to raise money for local kids with pediatric cancer.

“I think that everyone has a God given gift and we need to use that to help others,” said Clune.

Now the teen who has used her gift to raise thousands of dollars for families facing life threatening illnesses will see it returned through what may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“I think that the National Anthem in itself is very rewarding to be able to sing because there’s all these soldiers fighting out there for us and just to remember that and be in that moment is very amazing,” said Clune.

“It is a real honor and a special challenge to sing in a venue such as a stadium where you have feedback and you can hear yourself singing and the crowds loud but I think Camryn is prepared with the experience that she’s had,” said Jennifer Helfrich, Christian Central Academy Drama Director.

Clune is also preparing for the Care Project Christmas concert that’s taking place on December 30th.

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