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"Mr. Trumpet"

Jim Doepke, affectionately known to many baseball fans as “Mr. Trumpet”, has set a goal of playing the United States National Anthem in each major league ball park across the country. With his Bach trumpet in hand, and a letter of support from the Commissioner of Baseball, he travels the country promoting his “Anthem Across America” project. 

Retired as the Director of Bands at Waukesha North High School in Wisconsin, Doepke aspires to perform for all Major League clubs at home and/or their spring training sites. “I am confident Mr. Doepke will do an excellent job” states Bud Selig, Former Commissioner of Baseball, “I encourage you to consider him for the playing of the National Anthem.”

An avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, Doepke has been a big baseball fan since his youth. The Wisconsin Education Foundation stated that “Jim Doepke stands tall for his drive, vision, and proven ability to lead and inspire others.” 

Jim Doepke was recognized with a prestigious Northwestern University Summer Music Fellowship and a Herb Kohl Fellowship for outstanding teaching in the State of Wisconsin. Moreover, in 2006 Jim Doepke was the recipient of the National John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor Award, recognizing his thirty-three year career as an influential band director. 

The Goal of Anthem Across America

I love baseball and love playing the trumpet. I also want to show my appreciation and allegiance to the United States of America, so, what better way than to combine my passion through performing our National Anthem at each major league baseball park in America!

Jim Doepke

"Many compliments as I believe that your Trumpet National Anthem has a good deal more energy than most. "

Glo Westerdahl, Coordinator, Community Relations

Minnesota Twins

2018- 2019 ANTHEM
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Anthem Performances To Date
Major League Parks

*CITI Field (New York August 2018)
*PNC Park (Pittsburgh August 2018)
*Busch Stadium (St Louis August 2018)
*Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
(Oakland April 2018)
*Globe Life Park (Arlington July 2017)
*Minute Maid Park (Houston July 2017)
*Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago June 2017)
*Progressive Field (Cleveland Sept 2016)
*Great American Ballpark
(Cincinnati Sept 2016)
*Target Field (Minneapolis July 2016)
*Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City July 2014)
*Safeco Field (Seattle July 2013)
*Miller Park (Milwaukee 2003-2015)
*Comerica Park (Detroit July 2012)
*Rogers Centre (Toronto July 2012)
*Camden Yards (Baltimore June 2011)
*Nationals Park (Washington, DC July 2011)
*Tropicana Field (Tampa August 2011)
*Coors Field (Denver September 2009)
*Chase Field (Phoenix September 2008)
*Fenway Park (Boston May 2008) 

Arizona Cactus League 2007/2008/2011/2014/2015

*Milwaukee Brewers
*Chicago Cubs
*Colorado Rockies
*Texas Rangers
*Chicago White Sox
*Kansas City Royals
*Los Angeles Angels
*Arizona Diamondbacks
*San Diego Padres
*Oakland Athletics
*Seattle Mariners
*San Francisco Giants
*Cleveland Indians 

Florida Grapefruit League
2011/ 2014/2015/2017/2018

*Philadelphia Phillies
*Washington Nationals
*Houston Astros
*Minnesota Twins
*Pittsburgh Pirates
*Boston Red Sox
*St Louis Cardinals
*Baltimore Orioles
*Toronto Blue Jays
*Detroit Tigers
*Atlanta Braves
*New York Yankees