ROYAL OAK HIGH SCHOOL BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS

CALENDAR
​​​​​​(updated 8/20/19)

CURRENT DATES shown in black.
​PAST EVENTS (to be updated) shown in blue

​AUGUST 2019
  • 15:  Marching Band Orientation for all MB Freshmen, new members & blue shirts.  Meet in the ROMS band room at 9 am  (orientation goes until 3 pm).  Students should bring their instrument, music, lyre, flip folder and a water bottle. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are highly recommended! Lunch will be provided. Band Camp is at ROMS due to construction at ROHS.
  • 19-23:  Band Camp Week. All Marching Band Students must attend from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch will be provided) at ROMS (middle school) field.  Location change is due to construction at ROHS.  SIGN UP to help during band camp.
    ​NEW!  Band Camp toRegistration Busing - We now have a convenient bus schedule for Marching Band students to get from camp to registration.  Buses will pick-up students at ROMS and take them to ROHS.
    - Seniors on Wed 8/21/19:
    pick-up at ROMS at 8:30am with continuous routes back to ROMS as students finish registration.
    - Juniors & Sophomores on Thurs 8/22/19:
    Pick-ups at ROMS at 8:30am and 12:30pm with continuous routes back to ROMS as students finish registration.
    - Freshmen & New Students on Fri 8/23/19:
    Pick-up at ROMS at 8:30am.  and return to ROMS following the end of Fresh/New student orientation.
    They can also chose to go on the make up day (Monday August 26th). Students/parents will need to figure out what works best for them. Students will not be marked late for going to registration.

  • 21: 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.
  • 22: 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.
  • 20: B&O Boosters Board meeting, 7 p.m., (location T.B.D.)
  • 23: Car Wash w/MB Students CANCELLED TO DUE CONSTRUCTION AT ROHS!!! Regular Band Camp will replace the Car Wash. All Marching Band Students must attend camp from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch will be provided) at ROMS field.  
  • 23: Freshmen Orientation, 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.  Freshmen should attend orientation, THEN go to ROMS for Band Camp. 
  • 23: Freshmen/Newbie Girls Dress Measurements - Concert dress fittings will be on Friday following freshman orientation from 11:30 to 1:00pm in the ROHS Teacher's Lounge (next to mail room). Posters with the location will be posted at the schedule pick up area. Orders and payments for concert dresses are due by Sept 9.
  • Courtyard Movie (weather permitting) 9 – 11 p.m. 
  • 26: Make-up registration times (all grades), 9 - 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • 28: Full MB Rehearsal at ROHS practice field. Wear your Raven's Head T-shirts. 4-8 p.m.
  • 29:  Home Game Performance (Lakeview) "School Spirit Show" Call: 3 p.m./Game: 7 p.m.  See Family Tailgate Food & RSVP sign-up and MB Game Day Volunteers sign-up.
  • 30:  Arts, Beats & Eats Volunteers Needed for BEER TENT (21 and over). 
  • 31:  Arts, Beats & Eats Volunteers Needed for BEER TENT (21 and over).

​​SEPTEMBER 2019
  • 1: Golf Outing Registration Forms due.
  • 5:  MB Uniform Distribution after rehearsal 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:  Seniors-5:30, Juniors-6:00, Sophomores-6:30, Freshmen-7:00.  SIGN UP to help!
  • 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.
  • B&O Logo Wear Store opens (deadline  9/17/18) at:  https://rohsband.itemorder.com/sale
  • 6:  Raven Rally in ROHS courtyard 3 – 5 p.m. 
  • Concert dress order forms (with payment) due
  • 10:  B&O Boosters meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • 14:  CMU Marching Band Day (optional but awesome!) Central Michigan University 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Music of “Elton John” - 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.
  • 15:  Marching Band Golf Outing RO Golf Course 12 – 5 p.m. (Adults only – Service Hours available for student volunteers).  Registration forms due by Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 20:  Home Game Performance (Avondale) Homecoming. Call 3:30 pm, game at 7pm. Alumni welcome for pre-game tailgate!   Post-game performance "Copland" (Ho Down, Appalachian Finale). See Family Tailgate Food & RSVP sign-up and MB Game Day Volunteers sign-up.
  • 27:  MB Rehearsal w/ Guest Clinician. All students wear Ravens Head T-Shirts 6-8pm.
  • 27:  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)
  • 28:  Tag Days! (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)​


OCTOBER 2019
  • 4:  Home Game Performance (N. Farmington) “Hometown Heros” Call: 4\3:30 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. Post-Game Performance “Copland” (complete show).  See Family Tailgate Food & RSVP sign-up and MB Game Day Volunteers sign-up. 
  • 7:  MSBOA Marching Band Festival at Bloomfield Hills High School - Call: 3 p.m. Performance time TBD.
  • ​18:  Home Game Performance (Ferndale) "Seniors/Cancer Awareness/Bull Dog Night" Call: 3:30 p.m./Game: 7 p.m. Half-time perfomance "Copland" (complete show). See Family Tailgate Food & RSVP sign-up and MB Game Day Volunteers sign-up.
  • 23:  MB Glow Show at ROHS.  Call 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m.  Tickets $5/indiv; $15 families. Details TBD. Volunteers sign-up HERE.
  • 26:  Woodwardside/ROBHIA Halloween Parades with costume contest 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.  See Parade Maps for details.
  • Royal Oak Ford – Drive 4 UR School at the ROHS Bus Loop - Test Drive fundraiser!  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • Deadline for B&O Logo Wear orders is today at 11:59pm at:  https://rohsband.itemorder.com/sale 
  • MSBOA All-State Applications due.​
  • Fall Band Concert, 7 p.m.  
  • Fall Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
  • B&O Boosters meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • MSBOA Solo & Ensemble entries due
  • All-State auditions

​NOVEMBER 2019
  • B&O Poinsettia Sales (order form HERE)
  • Fall Musical "Newsies!" (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. Call 10:30am, ceremony at 11am.
  • 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!
  • Blue Lake Camp scholarship auditions (Times TBD; auditions will occur during classes all day)
  • PTA Craft Fair 9-4 p.m. with B&O Poinsettia Sale Table
  • Last day for B&O Poinsettia Sale orders!  (Get order form HERE)


​DECEMBER 2019
  • 7:  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!
  • Winter Band Concert, Call 6:30 p.m./7 p.m., show in ROHS auditorium
  • Winter Orchestra Concert, Call 6:30 p.m./7 p.m., show in ROHS auditorium
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)​
  • 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 TBD.

​​JANUARY 2020
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • First PEP BAND PRACTICE  is at 3:30-4:30pm with game at 7pm.  Wear Ravens head T-shirts and jeans.
  • MSBOA District IV Honors Band & Jazz Band
  • MSBOA District IV Solo & Ensemble Festival at Brighton HS.  Click here for schedule.
  • Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids) for students in All-State Ensembles


FEBRUARY 2020
  • ​CMU Jazz Weekend for Jazz Band - 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
  • HS placement auditions (8th Grade & HS students, Time TBD)
  • 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.)
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)​
  • MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival - Students will travel by bus leaving at 2:45 pm for Brighton High School. Performance at 5:50 pm.  Permission slips are needed.

MARCH 2020
  • MSBOA Symphony Orchestra (strings only) performing at 1:15pm - Birmingham Groves High School 
  • All City Band Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS gym.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - click here!
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • All City Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., RO Middle School (ROMS) gym (all orchestras). VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - click here!
  • MSBOA State Solo & Ensemble (South Lyon)
  • MSBOA Jazz Festival at Utica Eisenhower High School (taking a bus during 6th hour). JE performs at 4pm, JB performs at 7:15pm
  • 5th Grade Instrument Fittings. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - click here!

APRIL 2020
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!) Vote on bylaws revisions.
  • ROJAM, 7 p.m. at Churchill, $2 admission
  • State Festival - WE is performing at 2:10 pm at Garden City High School - 6500 Middlebelt - Garden City.  We hope to be back at school by 4 pm. Bus leaves at noon.  UPDATED 4/23/19!
  • Thorn-apple Jazz Festival in Hastings, MI; Jazz Combo, JB, JE students were given their itinerary.

​MAY 2020
  • Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS auditorium with Tux Returns after concert
  • Spring Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., ROHS auditorium with Tux Returns after concert
  • Michigan Youth Arts Festival (Kalamazoo, MI) for those students selected to All-State Ensembles
  • B&O Banquet RSVPs are due!  See Information/Forms & Flyers for the invitation and details. NOTE: Any student who would like to attend the B&O banquet but just can't quite afford it, see Mr. Jensen or Mr. Rose. We want EVERYONE to attend!
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m., band room (All parents and students welcome!)
  • Marching Band MANDATORY PARADE REHEARSAL from 3-4pm (ROHS location TBD).  Memorial Day parade information and music will be distributed.  Attendance is required for all MB students!
  • 25:  Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade *REQUIRED ATTENDANCE* 8 a.m. call time; 9 a.m. start (Downtown RO).  NOTE: All Marching Band students will be turning in their uniforms immediately after the parade and ceremony, so make sure your student has something to wear home!!! All items must be on hangers inside the bag, plus hat/box/gauntlets/rain coats.  Also, please consider being available afterwards to help with uniform collection. Every little bit helps so that it doesn’t end up being too huge of a task for a few people. Look for a sign up genius soon!
  • 26:  Band & Orchestra Banquet at Club Venetian (RSVPs required) 6 p.m. – Finish 
  • Final Uniform Returns in ROHS Band Room before school.  All items must be on hangers. Uniform inventory teams are needed (one with a laptop, and one reading numbers). Meet in the band room after school. Thanks!
  • Class of 2020 Commencement (location TBD)  NOTE: All Juniors perform at the ceremony!

JUNE 2020
  • ​Celebration of the Arts, 12 noon - 5 p.m., ROMS (all Jazz Groups will be playing)
  • Marching Band rehearsal at 6 p.m. and parent meeting at 7 p.m., ROMS (yes, that's the middle school) auditorium.  This is a MANDATORY rehearsal for all new and returning MB students and their parents.  Please join the Boosters for a free dinner at our parent "meet and greet" tailgate!  
  • B&O Boosters’ meeting, 7 p.m. 
  • Last Day of School