BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today that Medford, MA native Vanessa Salvucci will perform the national anthem at the Boston Bruins home game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday, December 22.
For the last six seasons, Salvucci, the Boston Commercial Sales & Marketing Rep for Service Master by Disaster Associates, has been making guest appearances singing the national anthem at TD Garden. She has also performed at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, Boston Celtics games, American Cancer Society, Boston's Wounded Vet Run, Boston Police & Fire and more. She most recently appeared on NBC Sports where she performed for 70,000 NASCAR fans. After graduating Boston University, Vanessa spent several years as a cast member for the Walt Disney Company. She has also shared the stage with some of Boston's very own favorite comedians, like Tony V., Hank Morse, Johnny Pizzi and Lenny Clarke.
With the retirement of Garden legend, Rene Rancourt, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins held live auditions on August 8 to find a rotating group of singers who would perform the anthem at home games during the 2018-19 season. Out of more than 600 applications, 52 finalists were chosen to partake in the live auditions. Salvucci is the eighth out of that group of finalists to be selected to perform this season, following Todd Angilly, Shanna Jackman, Dayna Fisk, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Kara McEachern, Nick Page and Sarah Kostecki. Information on future new anthem performers will be announced prior to each Boston Bruins home game.