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Craft show supports Kellam Band at school on Saturday, Nov. 19

Damien Cason, 16, of Foxfire, seen playing his baritone, helps the band keeps the crowd motivated during Knights home games. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Damien Cason, 16, of Foxfire, seen playing his baritone before performing during a game, helps the band keeps the crowd motivated when the Knights play at home. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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WEST NECK — The Floyd E. Kellam High School marching band is a fixture at home football games, leading the stadium in the National Anthem from the field and then playing throughout the contest while in the stands. 

The band hosts fundraisers to help support the organization and ensure all students have what they need to participate. This year’s Kellam Band Holiday Craft Show is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the school, 2665 West Neck Road. Admission is free. It is sponsored by the Kellam Band Parents Association.

Before the Kellam Knight football game against Salem High School last month, the band practiced its 2016 performance, called “The Greatest Little Show on Earth,” led by its drum major, Noah Bilger, 16, a junior from Red Mill. These photos are from that before and during that home game.

The band often competes with other marching bands during contests on Saturdays. Find out more about the band by clicking on this link or reach the parents association via email.

Band director Cameron Baker watches the game to help direct the band while it plays in the stands. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Band director Cameron Baker watches the game to cue the band while it plays in the stands. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Ashlyn Campbell, 15, of Southgate and members of the band warm up before playing the National Anthem at the start of the Kellam-Salem game. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Ashlyn Campbell, 15, of Southgate and members of the band warm up before playing the National Anthem at the start of the Kellam-Salem game. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Noah Bilger, the drum major, waits for the band to take the field to play while the Friday night lights shine behind him. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Noah Bilger, the drum major, waits for the band to take the field to play while the Friday night lights shine behind him. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]


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