• Rafters to Hold National Anthem Auditions.

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    May 10, 2019

    Musicians, Singers, and Groups Encourage to Apply

    The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the dates for auditions to perform the National Anthem during the 2019 season. Each season, the Rafters bring in local musicians, singers, 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 Tuesday, May 21st from 5:00‐6:00 pm. If you are unable to make that time, another audition will be held on Sunday, May 26th from 2:00‐3:00 pm.

    Anyone interested in applying to sing or play the National Anthem should send the following to Hannah Jurgens at hannah@raftersbaseball.com:

    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 4-Game Mini Plan is now on sale along with all of our season ticket and group areas!  For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit Raftersbaseball.com, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or come visit us over at historic Witter Field. The Rafthouse is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids.

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    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 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.