SHS band boosters closing in on financial goal for new uniforms


In addition to hot chocolate being sold by the SHS Band Boosters at tomorrow’s (Saturday) Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade, Krispy Kreme donuts will be available for purchase. In a story published this past Monday, it was said the donut sales were planned for the near future.

Wearing old, tattered and fraying uniforms that have been worn by Sunnyside High School band members for more than two decades is not the best way to earn high scores when attending a parade.

That’s why the Sunnyside High School Band Boosters have been working toward the goal of raising $7,500 for new uniforms.

Booster president Lorie Santoy said that $5,000 has been raised so far. The boosters have another $2,500 to raise by March.

“The school is paying the remainder of the $40,000 it costs to purchase new uniforms,” said Santoy.

She said the SHS band students are hoping to don the new uniforms when they march in the Spokane Lilac Festival Parade next May.

The first of several new fundraisers will take place this coming Saturday at Sunnyside’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

“We will have a booth, selling hot chocolate,” said Santoy.

In addition, the boosters have planned a Krispy Kreme donuts fundraiser in the near future, as well as a cookie dough fundraiser next April.

The boosters have been generating ideas for a fundraiser for Valentine’s Day and are thinking about selling butter braids and beef jerky.

“We think the beef jerky would be something different and butter braids seem to be popular,” said Santoy.

She said the aim is to get the band students in the new uniforms, which have already been sized and ordered, so that the band will earn higher points when participating in parades. She said the band represents SHS and the boosters want the members to look their best.

“The old uniforms are sad,” said Santoy.

In addition, fundraising monies are used to purchase meals and meet other expenses of the students when they participate in parades.

The community’s support, Santoy said, is appreciated.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by calling Santoy at 305-6568 or by contacting any band booster parent.


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