Mason County Excessive Faculty Marching Band members took over the Kroger Fuel Station lot for a free automotive wash on Saturday.
As quickly as patrons entered the procuring middle, they had been greeted with “Free Automotive Wash” indicators and college students encouraging patrons to cease by to have their vehicles cleaned by their bandmates.
MCHS Band Director Kendrick Applegate was there with the scholars through the day and mentioned this was one among many fundraisers the marching band will maintain to lift cash for this system.
“That is an annual custom that all the time occurs throughout band camp,” Applegate mentioned. “The cash raised right here will go towards bills for the season.”
In response to Kendrick, marching season simply began for the varsity. In September, competitions will start. There would be the senior residents veterans day program in November, the Christmas live performance in December and the Spring concert events in April and Could.
“We’ve got registration charges that now we have to pay yearly for the marching band, there are instrument repairs, uniform cleanings. Marching band prices usually round $10,000 every year, so any quantity helps.”
Applegate mentioned folks can donate to the band through the faculty yr by contacting him or by contacting the band on Fb or Twitter.
Ava Wamsley, who shall be a senior this yr, mentioned she all the time enjoys the automotive wash fundraiser as a result of it helps the band.
“This can be a custom that has been occurring for so long as I’ve been right here and even a few years earlier than,” she mentioned. “It’s the very best fundraiser now we have as a result of we don’t truly ask for cash upfront. We simply ask for donations. So folks can provide a little bit or quite a bit, however some folks give quite a bit, so it helps us make much more cash.”
Wamsley mentioned she is happy in regards to the theme this yr.
“Our theme is Revolt. I shall be, mainly, the revolt starter. I’ll begin the revolt after which it transfers by way of the totally different sections, so it’s going to be actually attention-grabbing to see that play out within the discipline.”
Leah Darnell, who can even be a sen
“It’s actually cool to be right here and watch folks work collectively. All of us wish to make the season the very best it may be. I’m excited for marching band season,” she mentioned. “That is my fifth yr and I’m excited for the theme now we have deliberate.”
If anybody needs to donate to the marching band, they will contact Applegate at [email protected]