Concessions Fundraising Flop

A group of high school students that worked the concession stands to raise money during a recent concert at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Wash., were left with a bad taste in their mouths following the show.

Auburn Riverside High School’s Jazz & Woodwinds band had a deal with Aramark that promised the group 9 percent of concessions profits from the June 16 Sting show, according to the local KCPQ News.

But after manning the stands for eight hours during the poorly attended concert, the 16 students and their parents were reportedly told it had been a slow night and they’d receive $270 to split.

One parent said he was outraged “knowing both my wife and daughter worked there for 8 hours on a school night and basically got nothing.”

A representative for Aramark told the station that “all organizations are made aware of the policies and guidelines, including the compensation structure.”