By SARAH PARKER | County Line Editor
Brookwood vocal music teacher Hunter Evenson will attend his first-ever Packers game Saturday when the team plays the Seattle Seahawks, but his inaugural visit will include a facet few experience: he also will sing the national anthem to a crowd of roughly 72,000.
Last year, Evenson sent in audition tapes, seeking opportunities to sing the national anthem for the major teams in Wisconsin — the Packers, the Bucks and the Brewers — but he didn’t expect a response. Then, to his surprise, a representative of Lambeau Field contacted him a few weeks ago, asking if he would sing at Saturday’s game.
“I was pretty ecstatic when I read that,” he said.
Evenson’s parents, of Galesville, Wis., will be down the sideline, watching his performance. Evenson said he was excited by the chance to make them proud. Besides his family, five friends will attend the game with him.
Evenson will not have to make special preparations in advance of the game, as singing the national anthem is one of his favorite things to do.
“I’m not worried about how to sing it,” he said. “I’m just hoping that Green Bay picked the right person.”
He added, “I’m happy that I get to represent Norwalk, Ontario and Wilton, and that in the grand scheme, my family and friends will be proud of me,”
A graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Evenson is in his sixth year of teaching and will start his fourth year at Brookwood.