ABOUT US

ROYAL OAK HIGH SCHOOL BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS

WELCOME
Questions & Suggestions
We'd love to hear from you.  
Stay Informed
​Click the button above to receive emails with announcements, reminders and volunteer opportunities. Your email will not be sold or shared for any purpose other than ROHS instrumental music department news.  

Other ways to stay in touch:
  • INFORMATION page:  Check this page often for sign-ups, announcements, forms & event info.
  • Committees:  Volunteer for a committee.  See what's OPEN. 
  • Drop box:  Locked drop boxes are located in both the band and orchestra rehearsal rooms.  Put your name on a sealed envelope and drop off your forms and payments here.  
  • Email Boosters:  rohsbob.info@gmail.com   
    Email Treasurer:  treasurer.rohsbob@gmail.com (invoices, receipts, etc)
  • Facebook: Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters
  • FAQ page:  All you need to know about band & orchestra from A-Z!
  • Mail:  ROHS Band & Orchestra Boosters - 1500 Lexington Blvd. - Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Text/Remind:  Instructions under BANDS/ORCHESTRAS - Student Links 

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Who is BOB?
ROHS Band & Orchestra Boosters (BOB) is a volunteer group that works to support the Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra programs. As a parent of a marching band, orchestra, band, or jazz student, YOU are automatically a member of the ROHS Band & Orchestra Boosters (BOB).  The Boosters strive to provide the necessary funding and volunteers to keep our music programs running. We are the roadies, the drivers, the uniform organizers, the food preparers and servers, the chaperones, the advertisers, and the cheering section… and we need YOU!

Our Mission
To support the instrumental music departments’ professional staff in maintaining an instrumental music program that is educational, provides skills in performance and be a source of pride for the students, the Royal Oak Schools and the Royal Oak community.  

Our Bylaws
Click HERE for current bylaws (revised 6/11/19).

​Our Meetings  
Join us at the next Boosters meeting and let your voice be heard,  Meetings are held monthly on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the band room unless otherwise specified.  Please refer to the schedule below. Click on the links to read the meeting minutes.
  • August 20, 2019 (Board only - location TBD)
  • Sept. 10, 2019
  • Oct. 8, 2019
  • Nov. 12, 2019
  • Dec. 10, 2019
  • Jan. 7, 2020
  • Feb. 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • ​August TBD, 2020 (Board only)

Meeting Minutes Archive 
Click HERE for 2018-19 Minutes
Click HERE for 2017-18 Minutes


2019-2020 Board
​​President:  Jon Liu
Vice President:  Kristine Hill
Secretary:  Susan Shelton
Co-Treasurers:  Norma Fenech & Meghan Heikkinen
Communications Coordinator:  Beth VanDerwill
Fundraising Coordinators:  Debbie Natinsky & Vilma Dennis
Band Director:  Dave Jensen
Orchestra Director:  Albin Rose
MB Co-Director:  Kyrstin Jensen
​​​​Committee Chairs 
(listed in order from Aug-May)

MB Camp: Lisa Liu & Kristine Hill
MB Car Wash: OPEN
MB Uniforms: Lisa Liu & Janell Vier
Tag Days: Vilma Dennis & Debbie Natinsky 
Spirit Wear: Terri Farley & OPEN
MB Game Days:  Warren Dennis, Jason Fenech, Jon & Lisa Liu
MB Tailgates: Rose Castilla & Michele Mester
Arts, Beats & Eats: Jon Liu & Rose Castilla
Dresses & Tuxes: Terri Farley & Rose Castilla
MB Golf Outing: Paul Natinsky & Blake Padilla
MB Glow Show: Norma Fenech & OPEN
MB Parades: OPEN
Jingle Bell Jazz: Victoria Wisniewski & Huw Evans
​Poinsettia Sales:
Susan Shelton & Meghan Heikkinen

Disney 2020: Jon & Lisa Liu, Kristine Hill, Victoria Wisniewski
Ford Drive for UR School: Terri Farley & Janell Vier
​Banquet:​ Meghan Heikkinen & Beth VanDerwill

How We Help
Events and fundraisers supported by the ROHS Band & Orchestra Boosters include:
  • Marching Band Informational Meeting (held in the Spring for incoming 9th graders and returning MB families)
  • Marching Band Camp (one week in August at ROHS) 
  • Car Wash (held on the last day of MB Camp)
  • Uniform Distribution (MB uniforms, concert dresses and tuxedos)
  • Arts, Beats & Eats Concessions & Gates (Labor Day Weekend) - All ROHS Performing Arts supporters—parents, students, alumni, and friends—are encouraged to volunteer for this annual ROSPAC fundraiser.  Workers get free admission/parking for the dates they work.
  • Home Football Games & Family Tailgates (help with student dinners, pit crew, cleanup)
  • Tag Days (Our BIGGEST fundraiser -- two days of student shifts at local businesses and parent volunteers overseeing these shifts and running to HQ)
  • Golf Outing (best ball scramble for parents in the fall)
  • Spirit Wear Orders (help with advertising, design, and distribution)
  • Parades (help with RO Memorial Day Parade, Halloween Parades, Berkley Holiday Lights Parade)
  • Poinsettia Sales (held in November, these sales and donations help to decorate the stage for the Winter B&O concerts)
  • Concerts & Shows (help with the ROHS B&O concerts (programs/set-up/take-down), Glow Show, Jingle Bell Jazz, Celebration of the Arts, etc.)​
  • Bi-Annual Trip (Chicago, Disney World, etc.)
  • Ford Drive for UR School Fundraiser (test drive a new Ford vehicle, and B&O Boosters receive $20/test drive) 
  • Awards Banquet (held at the end of the year to celebrate ALL our B&O students)

​For a more detailed description of events, see our FAQ page.

​VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  If you'd like to help on a committee, please email the boosters at: rohsbob.info@gmail.com.