KEYSER - The Keyser High School Band has been going strong over the summer and has held camps since the third week in July.

KEYSER - The Keyser High School Band has been going strong over the summer and has held camps since the third week in July.
Although it rained every day during band camp and drill week,  the band pressed on and continued to practice by creating a field inside the gym.
The band is trying some innovative ideas for their show this year, including having the drum majors also march in the show and the drumline playing in the pit.  
    This year’s field show is titled “Icarus,” and will be conducted by drum majors Ricki Ferrell and Hannah Slaughter.  It tells the story of the character Icarus in Greek mythology, and conveys the message that pride can lead to mortal demise.  
Part 1 of the show is “Labyrinth.”  This movement represents how Icarus feels trapped and confused in his struggle to escape the twisted maze.  
Part 2 is “Flight,” which conveys the freedom Icarus feels on his first flight into the sky and away from the labyrinth.  “Open Arms” by Journey will bring this movement a familiar feel.  
Part 3 is “Hubris.”  This movement conveys the youthful arrogance of Icarus in his confidence to fly higher and higher towards the sun.  He finds the higher he flies, the sun’s heat melts his wings, forcing him to plummet into the ocean.
    The Keyser High School Band will start their competition season Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. when they host their annual Cadence in the Valley Competition at KHS’s Alumni Field.  They will perform at the end of the evening in exhibition.  
Many bands from the surrounding areas in Maryland and West Virginia will perform that evening.  
All members of the community are invited to attend.