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Carwash: An Ukulele Collective puts on a show at the farmers market

A group of D64 teachers play ukuleles at the farmers market

The Park Ridge Farmers Market offers families a fun experience supporting local businesses of all types, and this past weekend the community was treated to the musical stylings of Carwash: An Ukulele Collective. 

Seven D64 teachers make up the band, and they put on a tremendous performance as people walked around the market. They even braved the rain and some gloomy conditions to ensure the show continued! 

While listening to Carwash play crowd favorites, you could hear, "Hey, that's my music teacher" or "Look, it's my teacher from last year."  The seven members teach at either Carpenter or Washington Elementary School. Strumming the ukuleles are: 

  • Sara Born, WA 3rd Grade Teacher
  • Matt Bozeday, WA 5th Grade Teacher
  • Dawn Brayton, CA 4th Grade Teacher
  • Kevin Michael, CA Instructional Technology Coach
  • Sean Rybak, WA General Music Teacher and Emerson Band Director
  • Cynthia Seputis, CA General Music Teacher
  • Matthew Toren, CA 4th Grade Teacher

We have some incredibly talented teachers, and their music was the perfect compliment to the fun happening around the market. Not only were there a lot of students in the crowd, but it was also great to see Carpenter Principal Brett Balduf and Board Member Rachel Georgakis supporting Carwash: An Ukulele Collective.

Bonus: If you look through this photo gallery, some of the ukuleles are painted a beautiful shade of blue or green. These are outdoor ukuleles and are great for playing in the outdoor elements. You never know what you might learn! 

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