Band Raises Funds by Selling Snow Cones


Kymber Cullum, News Editor

Band practice finishes and the Kona Ice snow cone truck gives the band students an icy alternative. The band gets a twenty percent portion of all sales each time the truck attends one of their functions. 

“It [the fundraiser] just kind of fell into our lap,” Band Director Glenn Fugett said. “Considering the extreme temperatures we have had, it was perfect timing.”

The truck first came to the booster club at the beginning of band camp. After speaking with the band boosters, the truck would begin coming to the school after rehearsals and after the marching band’s annual Meet The Band Night.

“Basically, it’s a partnership between our boosters and Kona,” Mr. Fugett said.

Along with post-band practice service, the Kona Ice truck also makes regular visits to the school every Wednesday after school in the back parking lot. Snow cones may be bought for anywhere between one and four dollars.

“It is not only a great tasting fundraiser, but it is a great way to cool off from the heat. I think these are the best shaved ice treats I’ve tasted. I think I am addicted,” Band Booster third Vice President Karen Zalesak said.