Chocolate Fundraiser For Band To Continue


Aydin Kantner

Senior Alex Rodriguez sells a chocolate bar to senior Angelina Bermudez March 30.

Aydin Kantner, Reporter

“Do you have a dollar?”

 This has been heard all around the high school in light of the band fundraiser. Similar to previous years, the band is selling chocolate bars to raise money. This year’s fundraiser will go to new marching band uniforms.

Tomorrow was going to be the final day of the fundraiser, but it has been extended due to extra chocolate remaining. 

“World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser has always been a middle school band fundraiser,” band director Eduardo Zambrano said. “But we decided to bring it to the high school this year.”

So far, this year’s fundraiser has been successful.

“This has probably been one of our biggest and most profitable fundraisers in a long time,” Zambrano said. “Students seem more invested in raising funds for the band and the community really seems to be supporting the band and their cause.”

World’s Finest Chocolate has been supporting the band for several years.

“Each box of 60 chocolates sold by a student gives 45% profit to the band,” senior Karli Robertson said. “The fundraiser is from the same company as last year but is being put towards the marching band uniforms this year instead of just into the general band funding.”

The chocolate bars included in the fundraiser have decreased slightly in price this year.

“The bars are smaller this year,” Robertson said. “It would be unfair to charge the same price as for the large chocolate”

Students can buy chocolate bars from any band student with a box of chocolates at a whim.

“There’s definitely a lot more initiative to sell this year,” senior Alex Rodriguez said. “And I feel the cheaper price has helped incentivize more people to buy.”