DECEMBER 2018
  • 1:  Berkley Holiday Lights Parade *REQUIRED ATTENDANCE.*  Call 4:30 p.m./Step-off 5:30 p.m.  MB students are responsible for decorating themselves with Santa hats, holiday themed (battery) lights, and other decorations. Parade route is down 12 Mile Rd. from Cummings to Coolidge. Note: 12 Mile will be closed to ALL vehicle traffic promptly at 5. See map for more details!
  • 4:  Winter Band Concert, Call 6:30 p.m./7 p.m., show in ROHS auditorium
  • 5:  Winter Orchestra Concert, Call 6:30 p.m./7 p.m., show in ROHS auditorium
  • 11:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 14:  Barnes & Noble Fundraiser from 6-9pm Barnes & Noble - 396 John R Road - Troy, MI 48083
    Come and watch our Band & Orchestra ensembles perform throughout the evening!
    Book Fair ID 12349378 is good in store and online for 7 days.  Book Fair ID is valid at the café and for cheesecake orders.
    Can’t attend in person? Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/14/18 to 12/20/18 by entering Bookfair ID 12349378 at checkout.  A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our boosters!

    Download these vouchers and details today!
  • 20:  Jingle Bell Jazz at RO Farmers Market, 6-9 p.m.  Fun for the whole family!  Please help spread the word by sharing the flyer on Facebook!  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an event sponsor, please download the Sponsors Form.  If you can give some volunteer time or baked goods, please see the sign-up genius.  Questions, contact John O'Brien:  johnob1207@gmail.com


JANUARY 2019
  • 8:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 11-12:  MSBOA District IV Honors Band & Jazz Band
  • 15:  Chamber Music Concert (Solo & Ensemble preview)
  • 18-19:  MSBOA District IV Solo & Ensemble Festival at Brighton HS
  • 24-26:  Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids) for students in All-State Ensembles


FEBRUARY 2019
  • ​1:  CMU Jazz Weekend for Jazz Band - 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. (drivers needed!)
  • 11-15:  HS placement auditions (8th Grade & HS students, Time TBD)
  • 12:  Pre-Festival Clinic/Concert at ROHS Auditorium (SB 3:30 p,m; WE 4:15 p.m; SO 5 p.m; 8th Grade Band 5:45 pm.)
  • 12:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 27 or 28: MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival (details TBD)


MARCH 2019
  • 5:  All City Band Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS gym
  • 7:  All City Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS gym
  • 12:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 16:  MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble (South Lyon)
  • 24:  MSBOA Jazz Festival at Utica Eisenhower; time TBD (drivers needed!)
  • ??:  Jazz Expo (TBD)


APRIL 2019
  • 9:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 11:  Chamber Music Night
  • 25-27:  Thornapple Jazz Festival in Hastings, MI; Details TBD (drivers needed!)


MAY 2019
  • 7:  Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS auditorium with Tux Returns after concert
  • 8:  Spring Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS auditorium with Tux Returns after concert
  • 9-11:  Michigan Youth Arts Festival (Kalamazoo, MI) for those students selected to All-State Ensembles
  • 14:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 27:  Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade *REQUIRED ATTENDANCE* 8AM call time; 9 a.m. start (Downtown RO)
  • 28:  Band & Orchestra Banquet at T.B.D. location (RSVPs required) 6 p.m. – Finish
  • 30:  Uniform Return ROHS Band Room before school.  All items must be on hangers inside the bag, plus hat/box/gauntlets.
  • 31:  Class of 2019 Commencement (Freedom Hill)  NOTE: All Juniors perform at the ceremony!

JUNE 2019
  • ​1:  Celebration of the Arts, 12 noon - 5 p.m., ROMS
  • 3:  2019-2020 Marching Band rehearsal at 6 p.m. and parent meeting at 7 p.m., ROHS auditorium (MANDATORY)
  • 11:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 14:  Last Day of School


(last updated 12/1/18)


PAST CALENDAR EVENTS

​AUGUST 2018
  • 16:  Freshmen / First Years / Section Leaders Orientation / Introductory Skills 9 a.m.. - 3 p.m. (Lunch provided)  SIGN UP to help.
  • 20-24:  Camp Week / Full Band Students present all day/Lunch Provided 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  SIGN UP to help during band camp.
  • 22:  Senior Registration, 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Seniors should report for Band Camp at 8 a.m.; they will be released from there for registration.
  • 23:  Uniform Distribution after rehearsal 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:  Seniors-5:30, Juniors-6:00, Sophomores-6:30, Freshmen-7:00 
  • 23:  Junior Registration, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Sophomore Registration 12:30-2:30 p.m.  Juniors and sophomores should report for Band Camp at 8 a.m; they will be released at the appropriate times for registration.
  • 24:  Car Wash with Marching Band Students (3 hour shifts) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  SIGN UP to help at the Car Wash.
  • 24:  Freshmen Orientation, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Freshmen should attend orientation, THEN show up to help at the Car Wash.
  • 24:  Freshmen/Newbie Girls Dress Measurements, 12 noon - 1 p.m., band room.
  • 24:  Courtyard Movie (weather permitting) 9 – 11 p.m. NOTE: CANCELLED! NEW DATE TBD
  • 27:  Make-up registration times, 9 - 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30:  Home Game Performance (Farmington) "School Spirit Show" Call: 3 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. 
  • 31:  Arts, Beats & Eats Volunteers Needed for BEER TENT (21 and over).

​​SEPTEMBER 2018
  • 1:  Arts, Beats & Eats Volunteers Needed for BEER TENT (21 and over). 
  • 2:  Arts, Beats & Eats Volunteers Needed for BEER TENT (21 and over) and ENTRANCE GATES (students).
  • 3:  Arts, Beats & Eats Volunteers Needed for BEER TENT (21 and over). 
  • 4:  B&O Logo Wear Store opens (deadline  9/17/18) at:  https://rohsband.itemorder.com/sale
  • 7:  Raven Rally in ROHS courtyard 3 – 5 p.m. 
  • 10:  Concert dress order forms (with payment) due
  • 11:  B&O Boosters meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 13:  Tuxedo distribution (with $10 dry cleaning fee due) - Seniors 5:30 p.m, Jrs 6 p.m, Sophs 6:30 p.m, Fresh 7 p.m.
  • 14:  Home Game Performance (Berkley) “Salute to Service Night” Call: 4 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. 
  • Post-Game Performance – “West Side Story” (Maria, America).  
  • 15:  Royal Oak Ford – Drive 4 UR School at the ROHS Bus Loop - Test Drive fundraiser!  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • 17: Deadline for B&O Logo Wear orders is today at 11:59pm at:  https://rohsband.itemorder.com/sale
  • 21:  Home Game Performance (Seaholm) Homecoming. Alumni welcome for pre-game tailgate! 
  • Call: 4 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. Post-game performance – “West Side Story” Complete.  Alumni Call Out Information 
  • 28:  Tag Days! (5-9 p.m.)  All students work at least one 3-hour shift in uniform (sign-up here)  
  • Parent volunteers are also needed (sign-up here)
  • 29:  Tag Days! (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)​


OCTOBER 2018
  • ​1:  MSBOA All-State Applications due.
  • Golf Outing Registration Forms due.
  • 2:  Fall Band Concert, 7 p.m. is CANCELLED!  (new date T.B.D.).  Mr. Jensen hopes to reschedule sometime in late October.  
  • 3:  Fall Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
  • 7:  Marching Band Golf Outing RO Golf Course 12 – 5 p.m. (Adults only – Service Hours available for student volunteers ).  Registration forms due by Oct. 1, 2018.
  • 9:  B&O Boosters meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 10:  MB Rehearsal w/ Guest Clinician All students wear Raven Head T-Shirts 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. 
  • 11:  Hyatt Place Grand Opening - POSTPONED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
  • 12:  Home Game Performance (Detroit Edison) Call: 3 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. ROMS "Bulldog Night: with pre-game tailgate
  • 13:  CMU Marching Band Day (optional but awesome!) Central Michigan University 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Music of “Santana” - Limited charter bus seating.  Reserve your seat now!  MB parents are also welcome to ride on the bus for a $30 fee.  To reserve your seat: Put $30/person (students are first priority) in a sealed envelope with all your pertinent info and place it in the band dropbox. A permission slip will be handed out as the date approaches. MB students should wear their bibbers and Raven Head Ts on the bus, but don't forget to bring the rest of your uniform and raincoat!  We will change into full MB uniform once we arrive at CMU.
  • 17:  MSBOA Marching Band Festival at Bloomfield Hills High School - Call: 3 p.m. “West Side Story” (Charter Bus leaves at 3;15 p.m and returns around 9 p.m..)  ROHS performs at 5:15 p.m.
  • 19:  Home Game Performance (Monroe Jefferson) with "Senior Night", Call: 3 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. Half-Time Performance – “West Side Story” with pre-game tailgate
  • 25:  MB Glow Show with Warren Cousino High School at ROHS.  Call 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m.  Tickets $5/indiv; $15 families. Volunteers sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44a5a82fa0fd0-glow1
  • 26:  MSBOA Solo & Ensemble entries due
  • 27:  Woodwardside/ROBHIA Halloween Parades with costume contest 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.  Parade Maps 
  • 27-28:  All-State auditions

​NOVEMBER 2018
  • 5-26:  Last day for B&O Poinsettia Sale (order form HERE)
  • 8-11:  Fall Musical "Grease!" (Click here to help with cast and crew meals) Tickets are sold here: http://www.rodrama.com/show-tickets.html
  • 11:  Veterans’ Day Service Downtown Royal Oak - Mr. Jensen will be taking a small ensemble or pep band to this event
  • 13:  B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!) Poinsettia order forms will be available at the meeting, so bring your $$$ and spread the word. Thanks!
  • 13-16:  Blue Lake Camp scholarship auditions (Times TBD; auditions will occur during classes all day)
  • 17:  PTA Craft Fair 9-4 p.m. with B&O Poinsettia Sale Table
  • 27:  ONE DAY EXTENSION!  Last day for B&O Poinsettia Sale orders!  (Get order form HERE)

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