This week on Monday May 20th, Mr. Loy brought a group of students together to sing the National Anthem at the Frederick Keys game vs. the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. It was a beautiful evening for family and friends to have fun.
This was not the first time that Walkersville High School’s chorale sang the National Anthem at a Keys game, they did it last year as well. The Keys stadium allows many different people to come and sing the National Anthem and participate in other activities during the game. A lot of elementary school choirs get the chance to sing the National Anthem there. Little league teams also get the chance to experience time out on the field. At the Monday night game, a group of 8 and under softball players got to run out with the baseball players when they said the line up.
The Frederick Keys games are an awesome way to spend time with the community. Local businesses often get to throw the first pitches of games, members of the community get to sing the National Anthem, children’s sports teams get to interact with the baseball players. The Keys stadium is very family-friendly. On Monday nights, children who have a ticket usually get a free meal from the stadium. There are rides, like a slide, bouncy house, and carousel for children to get on, and there are games for them to play. The Keys mascot, Keyote, also goes around the stadium during the game and helps raise spirit among fans. Many children and families enjoy high-fiving and taking pictures with Keyote.
One of the best parts of sporting events is getting to watch the jumbo screen and patiently waiting to see if you are going to be on it. They have really fun games where they see who in the crowd can dance or play air instruments, then these people will be broadcasted onto the screen. Sometimes they slingshot t-shirts into the crowd to get fans hyped up and engaged in the whole experience. Getting to be a part of the community was something that Walkersville students liked about the game. “It was a really great experience and it was nice to see how the community reacts to a baseball game,” said sophomore Dasha Anorchie.
The members of the Walkersville music program who got to sing at the Keys game had a really good time and were glad they were given the opportunity. “It was really fun because we got to sing and we kinda got to meet some of the Keys players when we walked by on the field. It was just a really nice night with friends,” expressed Senior Erin Kopit who has been involved with Walkersville music all four years of her high school career.
The singers Mr. Loy brought to the Keys stadium put a lot of work into making sure they put on a good performance. “It [the game] was really fun. It was the whole walkersville chorus performing, not just like a specific class. We had rehearsals leading up to the game to learn our music and I think it turned out really well,” explained junior Erika Long.
The Walkersville music program had a blast getting to perform at the Keys game and were glad to create new memories with great people. Going to Keys games at the Frederick stadium is a great way to interact with our community and have a lot of fun.