CENTREVILLE — Queen Anne’s County High School senior Tyler Kettlle is helping make a way for his underclassmen. With the COVID-19 virus affecting everything about his senior year, including band, Kettlle decided to turn his disappointment into an opportunity.
Instrument covers are among the many things needed to eventually return to school.
“We’ve had no music (this year),” said Kettlle, who noted some students who play percussion and certain other instruments haven’t even had access to those yet this year.
In hopes that next year students can still participate in competitions and performances and to help the school to defray some of those costs associated with covers, Kettlle organized a mask fundraiser.
The masks, in Queen Anne’s County High School’s colors of green and gold and bearing a print of the Lions mascot, were made by Kettelle’s grandmother’s business, Athletic Wear Direct in Manchester, Md. They are being sold for $7 each with all proceeds given to the QACHS band boosters.
Kettlle and Andrea “Andy” Anderson, a junior at QACHS, have set up shop outside the Babies in Bloom consignment shop next to the Centreville Acme. Their first day, Nov. 10, they sold 100 masks. The two plan to sell every day this week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.