MORGANTOWN \u2014 Laughter erupted from the Morgantown High School kit-chen Monday as several volunteers made meatballs for the annual spaghetti dinner in efforts to raise funds for the Mohigan band.\r\n\r\nParents, grandparents and students worked together to make the evening a success. Racks of meatballs cooled by the oven as volunteers worked diligently to create about 2,000 meatballs.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is still my first tray, I\u2019m new at this,\u201d joked Richard McGee, grandparent to one of the MHS band students.\r\n\r\nWearing plastic gloves and a hairnet, McGee and others got to work as meatballs baked in the oven behind them.\r\n\r\n\u201cSee, they\u2019ve already got their\u2019s in the over and I\u2019m still on my first tray. It takes me a while,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nThe spaghetti dinner has been a staple as an MHS band fundraiser for nearly four decades. Every year, meatballs are made fresh and hand-rolled. The volunteers also make gallons of sauce, and each person attending the dinner will get spaghetti and meatballs, a salad, rolls, and if that\u2019s not enough, a cupcake for dessert. They typically go through 100 pounds of spaghetti for the event.\r\n\r\n[gallery type="slideshow" size="large" ids="77096,77095"]\r\n\r\nDiners can eat-in or carry-out from the MHS cafeteria, but if you\u2019re on-the-go or in a hurry, band students will gladly take your order car side and bring dinner out to you.\r\n\r\nLast year, they traveled to Pearl Harbor. Generally, the fundraiser goes toward things like uniforms and bus trips for the 230 student musicians when the band travels to nearby parades, like the Buckwheat Festival, in Kingwood, or Strawberry Festival, in Buckhannon. This year, the band will travel to Virginia for the Virginia Arts Festival in the spring.\r\n\r\nRachel Howard, a junior clarinet player,\u00a0 had a chance to travel with the band, as well as play concerts and compete again-st other bands.\r\n\r\nHoward enjoys working as a team with her fellow bandmates, as well as the music they get to play. She worked quickly to make meatballs alongside the others, the lone student in this vast operation. She reflected optimistically about what fundraisers do for her and her bandmates.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s nice because there\u2019s usually a good turnout for the spaghetti dinner, and helping with it is really nice, and it gives the band fundraising opportunities so we can go do cool memorable things,\u201d she said as she rolled another meatball.