MORGANTOWN — University High School’s band is continuing a fundraising tradition that’s been going on for over 30 years.

The band’s annual fruit sale accounts for a “significant” portion of the band’s annual budget, Mark Palmer, UHS band director, said.

The money goes towards the band’s operational expenses, which include transportation, instrument repair and replacement and general expenses, Palmer said. This year, some of the money raised will also go towards funding a trip the band is taking to Nashville.

Oranges are ordered by either a fifth or two-fifths of a bushel, at $20 or $27 respectively. There are two samplers this year. The fresh fruit sampler contains 16 pieces of fruit split between navels, tangelos, apples and pears for $29. The apple and pear sampler is also $29 for 16 pieces of fruit and has red apples, granny smith apples, Anjou pears and red Anjou pears.

Orders can be placed through Nov. 17 or until Nov. 26 online. The fruit will arrive Dec. 14 and can be picked up at the UHS band room.

To order, visit or call Kim Robinson, band booster president, at 304-322-1442.