ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Ardmore High School students are raising money for the school's band and gaining work experience selling fireworks at the TNT Ardmore Fireworks tent. 

“We have about $60,000 worth of product in the tent, and we are hoping to sell out," said Ardmore High School Band Director Chauvin Aaron.   

A portion of the proceeds and tips go to the Ardmore High School Band.

"Getting to work and help Ardmore bands is a great experience,” said Ardmore band student Tyicee Nguyen. “It’s great I’m able to help out because I would like to be able to do a lot more things with our band."

Selling fireworks also gives students a chance to gain new skills and see it pay off during the school year. 

"Students have the opportunity to come out here and work, and it's teaching them the importance of quality and work ethic,” Aaron said.

The band's tradition of selling fireworks for the 4th of July started in 2002.

"It's important that we patronize those businesses that give back to our community, and that’s what you'll be doing when you come shop TNT Ardmore Fireworks," Aaron explained. 

The stand, at Exit 24 on Interstate 35, will be open through Tuesday or until supplies run out. 

"Even if they don't come shop with us at this tent, make sure you shop local, because we know whatever proceeds those businesses make goes right back into our community," Aaron said.