Marvin Ridge Band Boosters’ 12th Annual Car Show Braves The Rain To Support the Band

An awesome Chevy build at the Marvin Ridge Band Boosters' car show

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WAXHAW, NC – Marvin Ridge Band Boosters held their 12th annual car show on Saturday to raise money for the concert band, marching band, and color guard programs. More than 185 cars registered for the event hoping to earn one of the much sought after show awards. A bit of rain couldn’t stop car enthusiasts and the Marvin community from coming out to support their Mavericks.

This Lotus was one of the stars of the MRBB car show

Band director Keith James discussed the importance of Saturday’s event and spoke to the impact of fundraisers like these for the programs that they support. 

“It helps support the band program in general,” James said. “Generally the money from this event goes to help the guard, but this year, because of COVID the last few years, it’s going to help out the entire program. It’s going to help the band program, the marching band, and the winter guard. It’s really a big thing for us to do.”

Marvin Ridge band director Keith James spoke to how much fundraisers like these mean to the band program

James said that the money from these events helps to provide transportation, equipment, repairs, music for concerts, and more. He praised the band’s performance capabilities, describing them as a well rounded group with achievements across the curriculum. 

“The band here has been incredible for the last 15 years since we opened,” James said. “They are certainly a bunch of hardworking kids. I’d say that the majority of the band is in the top 25% of the class, and we’ve had at least three or four valedictorians. We’re really proud of our academics as well as the band program itself.”

The Marvin Ridge concert band will perform this week, with the marching band returning to action in August. For updates from the Marvin Ridge Band Boosters, or to see how you can support the band, follow their Facebook page at or visit 

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