Valor performs National Anthem for NFL
and Major League baseball
Continuing their regular appearances at NBA venues, Valor now brings
their unique rendition of the National Anthem
to a wider range of professional sporting events.
opened an Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams game, Karen Kovac, Game
Day Entertainment for the Oakland Raiders said,
buzz around the Raider office today was all about Valor - your amazing
presence and distinctive harmonies.
voices are astonishing in clarity and depth.... From the first note,
our fans knew your sound was something extraordinary.... The respect
and dignity given in your performance reminds us what a great country
this is and how proud we are to be Americans.
some of your biggest fans are in the Raider Nation."
performed for an Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals game.
Casey Wilcox, Director of Game Operations and Entertainment said,
uplifting, inspirational, and unique renditions of the National Anthem
and God Bless America... were a perfect fit for the September 11th
Remembrance at Chase Field in 2006. The performance received numerous
compliments from team executives, employees, and fans. ...It truly
was a memorable performance. In one word: Amazing!!!"
performs the Anthem at Raiders/Rams game. Click on thumbnail for full
meets singer Lee Greenwood
MO - Valor was honored to meet Lee Greenwood, award-winning singer and
author of "God Bless the U.S.A." In 2003 - the 20 year anniversary
of its release - "God Bless the U.S.A." was voted online by
Americans as the "most recognizable patriotic song" in the
closes their concerts with this beautiful prayer to God for our nation,
paying tribute to our military personnel who sacrifice to preserve the
blessing of our freedom.
with singer Lee Greenwood. Click on thumbnail for full photograph.
Valor's unique rendition of the national
anthem heard throughout the NBA
Valor was invited to open multiple NBA play-off games across the country
with their signature version of the National
group Valor is fantastic! The gentlemen all have incredible voices,
and the combination of their unique sound is amazing! Their rendition
of the national anthem was absolutely outstanding and wowed a sellout
crowd at our 2006 Play-off Game. Valor's professionalism makes them
a joy to work with in addition to their astounding performance."
Dickerson, Game Presentation Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers
have covered hundreds of sporting events. I was inspired by Valor's
rendition of the national anthem. It's one of the best versions I've
ever heard. The reaction from the crowd in Dallas showed I wasn't
alone in my feelings."
had Valor out to do the Anthem on Memorial Day weekend 2006 during
the Eastern Conference Finals ... Simply amazing! And an absolute
pleasure to work with - very professional!"
Tim Dameron, Game Presentation Manager, 2004 NBA
Champion Detroit Pistons
... it was as original a version as I've ever heard."
Strikwerda, Los Angeles Clippers
to NBA Eastern Conference Play-off Game 4 between the Cleveland Cavaliers
and the Detroit Pistons, Valor also performed at the NBA Western Conference
Semi-Finals Game 7 match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas
Mavericks, capped off with the Western Conference Finals Game 3 at Phoenix
where the Suns faced the Dallas Mavericks.
Marc Cuban, Owner, Dallas Mavericks
Del Harris, Assistant Coach, Dallas Mavericks
Barbara Bush and Valor Aid Freed-Hardeman Advisory
HENDERSON, TN - Former First Lady Barbara Bush provided the address and
Valor presented the evening's entertainment for the 41st annual Advisory
Board Benefit Dinner at Freed-Hardeman University. The Benefit Dinner
raised over $1.2 million for Christian Education scholarships. Valor's
concert featured selections from their upcoming patriotic project scheduled
for a Summer 2006 release.
on thumbnail for full photograph. Pictured left to right are: Benjamin
Dixon, Kelly Mowrer, Mrs. Barbara Bush, John Laws, Paul David Kennamer,
Valor Performs at Spurs/Suns Game
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Valor performs to a sell-out crowd for the 2005 NBA
San Antonio Spurs versus Phoenix Suns. Opening the game with their unique
version of the National Anthem, Valor then provided the half-time entertainment
at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Valor sings The Star Spangled Banner on the court at Spurs/Suns game.
on thumbnail for full photograph.
Valor Hits All The Right Notes with Audio-Technica's
Artist Elite Series
HUNTSVILLE, AL - Valor, one of gospel music's up-and-coming groups,
is packing the houses on its current tour. The Huntsville, Alabama-based
Christian performers have been working together for five years, and
have found an ideal sonic match with the Audio-Technica Artist Elite
4000 Series UHF Wireless System and the acclaimed AEW-T3300 and AEW-T5400
cardioid condenser handheld transmitters.
"The search for the perfect wireless microphone was a long one
but worth it," says Paul Kennamer, Sr., Valor's manager. "We
needed a microphone that could handle low frequencies well. At one point,
Paul David, who sings bass, reaches a note four octaves below middle
C. Audio-Technica has the only wireless we have found that can handle
Each vocalist in Valor has high praise for how well the A-T 4000 Series
Wireless System and Artist Elite microphones perform. "We go into
a number of situations where available UHF frequencies have to be found
quickly, and the Artist Elite Series does it beautifully, making set-up
a breeze," comments singer and engineer John Laws. "One of
the main things that has impressed me about the 4000 Series wireless
mics is that they'll handle a gutsy scream right up against the mic
and a whisper at a distance, and everything in between."
Bass singer Paul David Kennamer, Jr. is equally effusive. "In our
particular genre, so much of the time our voices actually become the
instrument, and Valor's approach to music stylistically puts an even
greater amount of emphasis on vocals," he explains. "We"ll
really put a mic through its paces, testing the full range of performance
from high tenor to low bass. We've tried a number of wireless microphones
and found what we needed at both ends of the spectrum with the Audio-Technica
3300 and 5400 handheld microphones. Conventional wisdom used to hold
that if you were going to sing bass, a hard-wired mic was an absolute
must. The Audio-Technica 5400 makes this notion obsolete. We have found
no other wireless mic that can touch it for performance. It has an incredible
ability to handle low frequencies."
Vocalist Ben Dixon weighs in, adding, "The Artist Elite Series
mics handle dynamics inherent in delivering a high quality performance.
They meet the challenge unlike any other mic I've experienced."
Valor is also a fan of Audio-Technica in the studio. On their recordings
they use the AT4050 as their premier vocal microphone. "I'm very
impressed with not just the sensitivity of the AT4050, but its ability
to handle high SPL, as well," says John Laws. "Its sensitivity,
clarity and sound are things that I expect to find in much more expensive
mics. It's an amazing amount of microphone for the money." Paul
David Kennamer, Jr. expounds, "Valor's sound involves the lead
singer surrounded by full, warm vocals, not just singing over the top
of an instrumental track. With this intense focus on the voice, microphone
capability becomes vitally important. We want to fully and accurately
reproduce every detail of what we're doing. I use the AT4050 exclusively
for recording our projects. Its performance in the studio gives us everything
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Audio-Technica full-page ad featuring Valor, which has appeared in CCM,
Singing News, Worship Leader, and other publications.