Rafters Announce 2021 National Anthem Auditions

Auditions to take place on Wednesday, May 19th at Witter Field

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announce the audition date to perform the National Anthem during the 2021 season. Each season, the Rafters bring in local singers, musicians, and musical groups to perform the National Anthem prior to each Rafters home game. This year, auditions will take place at Witter Field on Wednesday, May 19th from 4-6pm. Please enter through the front entrance to the ballpark, auditions will be held in the picnic area located down the 3rd baseline.

Anyone interested in applying to sing or play the National Anthem should send the following to Chloe de Vries at [email protected]:

1) Your name and phone number.

2) Indicate whether you are applying as an individual or part of a musical group. If part of a group, please provide the number of people in the group, as well as individual names.

Mark your calendars! The Rafters Home Opener is on Monday, May 31st at 6:35pm against rival Wisconsin Woodchucks. Single game tickets are on sale today! For information call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400 or visit Raftersbaseball.com. The Rafters front office at Witter Field is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]