The Mark Twain Middle School Band will have its September car wash and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, located at 4700 Franconia Rd.
Last Saturday, the band members invited students from Twain's feeder elementary schools in the area to participate in the first ever Band Jump Start event. Students tried various instruments, selected and rented their instruments during the event that encouraged a continued interest in music. The elementary kids left with many instruments and a lot of information about their upcoming year in band.
Last week's event was a success and was supported by the Music and Arts Center, the FCPS Fine Arts Office, and the school's many band teachers.
All are welcome to come out and support the band members during this week's car wash as they raise money for uniform accessories, music and instrument supplies. Band Director Tiffany Hitz said in a recent email that there is no set price for a car wash but donations are accepted.