Long awaited moisture from the skies Saturday morning didn’t deter members of the award-winning Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Marching band and WISD Band Boosters from participating in the annual band carwash held in front of the school. It also didn’t keep more than 100 patrons from stopping by for a carwash.

“We’ve washed a lot of cars today,” band booster president Edward Quintana said. “But it wasn’t just cars, we washed a bicycle and even washed a few dogs.”

Along with funds raised for washing cars, the Ranch 106.5 live remote was on hand to help with publicity.

“The Ranch charges $1,150 for a two-hour live remote, but they didn’t charge us a dime for doing this today,” band booster Lisa Richardson said. “And we are so grateful to Neighborhood Credit Union for donating $5,000 to have our band truck repaired and repainted.”

Freeman’s Auto Repair removed the old decals, which were replaced by Featherston Auto Repair, while Morton’s Collision Repair repainted the truck, she said.

Although school doesn’t begin until Aug. 22, the band has already begun practice for the 2011 marching season.

This summer the WHS Wind Ensemble earned Texas UIL State Champion Honor Band honors.

Led by WISD Director of Bands Rich Armstrong, the Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Marching Band is looking to return to the Texas UIL State Marching Contest this November.

For more information on the WISD Band program or to see a listing of upcoming performances, visit www.spiritofwaxahachie.com.

Contact Paul at paul.gauntt@wninews.com or 469-517-1450.