Public Address Announcer Symposium to Be Held August 11th

The AHSAA is sponsoring a symposium for public address announcers on Wednesday, August 11th. The event will feature highly acclaimed Auburn University public address announcer Ric Smith. This is a great opportunity for you to add a little professionalism to your home games though better P.A. announcing.


Below is the letter sent to schools by AHSAA Director Alvin Briggs concerning the symposium.


TO: Principals, Athletic Directors, Head Football Coaches FR: Alvin Briggs, Executive Director Date: July 27, 2021 RE: PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER SYMPOSIUM

Public address announcers play a very important role at AHSAA sports events; therefore, it is our mission to offer them resources to assist them in an announcer’s role. As a result, the AHSAA will be holding a Symposium for High School Public Address Announcers at the AHSAA Office on Wednesday, August 11 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. We encourage all our member schools to send their PA Announcers and school broadcasters to this clinic, which will be conducted by highly acclaimed Auburn University Public Address Announcer and longtime broadcaster Ric Smith. The veteran “Voice of Jordan-Hare Stadium” is also a senior lecturer and Director of the Internship Program in Auburn’s School of Communications who teaches a course at AU concerning broadcasting and Public Address Announcing. This will be an excellent training opportunity for AHSAA member school public address announcers and school broadcasters. Mr. Smith will address several important aspects of public address announcing including: · Philosophy & Style · Preparation · Delivery · Self-Critique and Development · Dealing with Criticism · Ethics and Impact A fee of $10 will be required for those who plan to attend. Deadline to register is Monday, August 9th, 4 p.m. To register, go to the following link: https://gofan.co/app/events/338194 For questions, contact: Ron Ingram, AHSAA Director of Communications ringram@ahsaa.com or text: 334-590-2232