ROYAL OAK HIGH SCHOOL BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS

Band & Orchestra
​AWARDS OPEN HOUSE 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
VFW Park Pavilion |  1545 E Lincoln Ave.  |  Royal Oak, MI 48067


​Students in all Bands, Orchestras and Ensembles and their families were invited to this free event. All students were recognized.


 Click here to view the Slideshow

The Directors and Boosters celebrated
the end of the 2020-2021 school year with:
* A continuous slide show presentation
* Socializing in a physically distanced manner
* Awards being picked up at students' leisure


​PHOTOS:
AWARD RECIPIENTS 2021

2021 Student Award Recipients​​
Senior Awards:​
  • Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - The Armstrong Award goes to one senior musician, performing in the jazz band elected by their peers. The recipient represents the highest standard of musicianship and leadership in the jazz program.  This award goes to: Naia Peters
  • National School Orchestra Award - The National School Orchestra Award goes to one senior musician, performing in orchestra, elected by their peers. The recipient represents the highest standard of musicianship and leadership in a school orchestra.  This award goes to: Grace Pingston
  • John Philip Sousa Award - The Sousa Award goes to one senior band member elected by their peers. The recipient represents the highest standard of musicianship and leadership in a school band.  This award goes to: Naia Peters

Other Student Awards: 
  • MSBOA Scholar Instrumentalist Award: Naia Peters
  • Richard Perkins Award:  Hayden Natinsky
  • ​Woody Herman Jazz Award: Alec Morales
  • Orchestra Director’s Award: Monty Rose
  • Patrick S. Gilmore Award: Kate Dembowski

2021 Booster All Stars

The following graduating parent volunteers have shown extraordinary dedication to our band & orchestra by volunteering, promoting, planning, cleaning, serving, outfitting, and cheering for our instrumental music students and school.  For this, we give our sincerest thanks to:

  • Kristine Hill

  • Susan Shelton

  • ​Beth VanDerwill


Special Thanks

Our 2020-2021 Booster Board
  • ​​President:  Jon Liu
  • Vice President:  Kristine Hill
  • Secretary:  Susan Shelton
  • Co-Treasurers:  Norma Fenech & Meghan Heikkinen
  • Communications Coordinator:  Beth VanDerwill
  • Fundraising Coordinators:  Linda Johnson & Kristen Blankenship
  • Band Director:  Dave Jensen
  • ​Orchestra Director:  Albin Rose
  • MB Co-Director:  Kyrstin Jensen

​​​​​​​​Committee Chairs 

  • MB Camp & Car Wash: Kristine Brezenski  & Bonnie McDonough
  • Arts, Beats & Eats: Kristine Brezenski & (OPEN 2021)
  • MB Uniforms: Lisa Liu & Janell Vier
  • Spirit Wear: Jen Anesi-Brombach​ & Kristine Brezenski
  • MB Game Days: Jason Pyciak, Jason Fenech, Jon & Lisa Liu
  • Tailgates: Michele Mester & Rose Castilla
  • MB Golf Outing: Paul Natinsky & Jason Pyciak
  • Dresses & Tuxes: Rose Castilla & Warren Dennis
  • Tag Days: Kristen Blankenship, Linda Johnson & Charlene Govaere
  • B&O Concert Programs: Jamie Thomson
  • MB Glow Show: Norma Fenech, Victoria Wisniewski 
    ​& Georgette Harris
  • Jingle Bell Jazz: Victoria Wisniewski & Kate Dukhan
  • Holiday Fundraiser: Debbie Morales & Laura Young
  • Ford Drive for UR School:  Dave Jensen & Warren Dennis
  • ​Banquet/Open House:​ Laura Young & Charlene Govaere

Directors
  • Mr. Dave Jensen, Band Director
  • Mr. Albin Rose, Orchestra Director
  • Ms. Kyrstin Jensen, Co-Marching Band Director