Marching Band Raises Money Through Fireworks Stand During Oklahoma Budget Crisis

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 9:16 pm
By: News On 6

With big budget cuts to area schools, students in extra-curricular activities are scrambling to make ends meet.

One fireworks stand is run by students from the Edison High School band are working to raise money the band will need to cover expenses for the upcoming school year.

The fundraiser is more important than ever because of the big cuts to education.

Band fundraising director Tina West says if they don't raise around $25,000, the band most likely will have to sit out most of the year.

“We've been told so far we're not sure if we'll get to go to any away games and that we'll probably have to find our own way to any contests we want to have or be involved in,” West said.

The band also has to take care of purchasing any equipment or instruments it may need.

The fireworks stand is located at the corner of 129th and 101st. It will be open from now until the Fourth of July weekend.