The Newtown Legislative Council has approved a special appropriation for the High School Marching Band. The little more than $17,500 from the undesignated Sandy Hook Special Revenue Fund would be used to buy a box truck needed to bring equipment to and from competitions. The Board of Selectmen approved the request from the group's parent board last month. The Parent Board told the Legislative Council at their meeting last week that they would fundraise for the balance needed to meet the $25,000 cost. Two Council members voted against the motion.