Blues anthem singer battling MS hopes ride continues as long as possible

Blues anthem singer battling MS hopes ride continues as long as possible

  • “You’re the person who sets the energy. You’re setting the mood and the atmosphere for what’s about to happen,” said Glenn, 64, who has been singing the national anthems at Blues games for 19 years.
  • Glenn decided back in January that this would be his final season singing the anthems for the Blues.
  • The longer the Blues play on in the postseason, the longer Charles Glenn gets to sing the anthem.
  • Glenn isn’t sure if this run by the Blues, and the impending end of his run as the anthem singer, are somehow cosmically related.
  • Forward David Perron, who has played on and off for the Blues since 2007, would run into Glenn in the bowels of the arena when rehabbing from an injury.
  • After the Blues won Game 7 of their conference semifinals series at home against the Stars, Perron realized that their loss would have meant Glenn’s final performance.
  • Then he’ll focus on his health, his family and Voices for the Cure, an event for emerging singers that Glenn has held locally and intends to take on the road, with proceeds benefiting the fight against MS. But he also has one more responsibility when the singing stops: helping to find his successor for the Blues.