As the Union Knights battle Nevada for the right to advance to the semifinal round of the Class 3A State Volleyball Tournament, a dozen of their classmates will be preparing for a semifinal round performance of their own- singing the National Anthem preceding the 10 AM Class 5A semifinal match on Thursday, November 14 at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Singers include Leah Jungling, Jessica Bohnstengel, Olivia Snyder, Kristen Lowe, Emily Dalluge, Savannah Downing, Ted Tecklenburg, Jess Larison, Joel Wauters, Brandon Hill, Grant Mullen, and Caleb Larison. The group is under the direction of Tim J. Mitchell.

Over the last 11 years, the Union High School Vocal Department has become a regular participant at a number of state athletic and fine arts events, performing the National Anthem at football, basketball, wrestling and volleyball tournaments, as well as at the All-State Speech Festival.