Har-Ber Band Car Wash

As I was driving to work today, I zipped over quickly in order to check out what was going on the in the parking lot at Kmart. Usually when I see anything that is labeled “free,” I HAVE to check it out.

As it turns out, the Wildcat Band was having a car wash – but the cool part about the event was it wasn’t just Har-Ber doing the fundraiser. Seven different band programs throughout the district were collectively fundraising together to wash as least 1,000 cars. I thought this was cool because, first of all, that’s a lot of cars. Second, I felt the unification of the band programs to do it all together was a really cool kick to the story. So many times the schools are in competition, but this event showed that you could still compete (as the individual programs had to collect pledges on their own) but work together for the greater good (raising money to put towards music programs). I just hope the kids remembered to wear sun screen!

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I'm originally from Colorado and I was introduced to photojournalism in high school while working on the school's yearbook. In 2011, I graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and art. This is my first “real-world” job, but while in college I worked for CSU's daily student newspaper and I interned for Denver-based Westword, the Colorado Eagles (ACHL hockey team) and Johnson and Wales University. I cherish analog photography and I like to shoot on a medium-format Mamyia RB67 whenever I can. While I'm not at work, I enjoy doing all sorts of physical activities, especially mud runs and Crossfit, and I love to bake desserts (which are usually consumed by my coworkers).