Rafters to hold National Anthem Auditions


Rafters to hold National Anthem Auditions

Musicians, Singers and Groups Encouraged to Apply

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the dates for auditions to perform the National Anthem during the 2017 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 there will be two chances to audition, with the first coming Friday, May 19th from 4:00‐6:00 pm. If you are unable to make that time, another audition will be held on Monday, May 22nd from 4:00‐6:00 pm. 

 Anyone interested in applying to sing or play the National Anthem should send the following to Emily Steines at

1) Three dates you are available to perform the National anthem at a Rafters home game.

2) Your name, address, phone number, and email address.

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

4) Indicate which of the two audition dates you will be attending.

The season and home opener for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters is May 30th at 7:05 against the Kenosha Kingfish. Solarus Founders Club, bleacher 9-Game ticket packages, and group outing packages are on sale now. Call 715-424-5400 or stop by the Rafters Front Office Monday-Friday from 9-5 to purchase a ticket package or book a group outing.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.