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Meet your Blue Jackets Anthem Singer

"Fans, please rise, remove your hats and join us in the singing of the National Anthem of the United States of America, led by Blue Jackets anthem singer Mr. Leo Welsh."

Immediately following this introduction from public address announcer Greg Murray, Nationwide Arena erupts with the cry of "LEO!" as the beloved anthem performer prepares to serenade fans with a commanding rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

After several seasons of showcasing a variety of singers, the Blue Jackets began an extensive search to identify one singer who could quiet the masses, inspire the team and flawlessly perform both the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada on a regular basis - one singer who the fans could call their own and be an identifiable part of YOUR TEAM. With his rich tone and vibrant rendition of Francis Scott Key's famous anthem, it didn't take long for Leo Welsh to sing his way into the hearts of Blue Jackets fans. Leo has proudly filled the role of signature anthem singer since the 2006-07 season.

When not singing at Blue Jackets games, Leo is an active member of Opera Columbus, where he has performed in over a dozen productions since 2002. In addition, Leo serves as a section leader and soloist for the First Congregational Church.

Leo graduated from Ohio University in 2003 and works at Columbus West Park as a nursing home administrator, while continuing to pursue his musical and theatrical endeavors. Leo reside in Columbus with his wife Lisa and their son Kevin Everett who was born in February 2009.

Click to listen to Leo's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner

Click to listen to Leo's rendition of O Canada

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