The local singer, tapped to perform the National Anthem at the Trump Rally Wednesday night at the Erie Insurance Arena, says he's honored to be part of the event.

We talked with Jake Banta of the band, Jake's Blue's, who told us he's excited to be involved. Ahead of his rendition, he was out selling t-shifts for his band, during the afternoon of the political rally.

Banta says,  "Even if you don't like his politics, come down and check it out anyways. It's a great place to be. It's a celebration of America. That's the way I feel about it." 

Thousands of people filled the lawn of the arena, watching the rally on a big screen, aside from the thousands that were inside.