ROYAL OAK HIGH SCHOOL BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS

CALENDAR
(updated 11/29/20) 
NOTE:  Some/many calendar dates may be CANCELLEDor CHANGED (TBA) due to Covid-19! ​ Be sure to sign up for weekly announcements and teacher Remind messages to get the latest details.. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.



NOVEMBER 
  • ​​1-15:  MB Face Mask Fundraiser.  ROHS MARCHING BAND face masks are a safe and fashionable way to support a great cause! Masks come in three colors (while supplies last) and cost $10 each. ​​To place an order:
    1. Send an email with your color preference to Spirt Wear Chair, Jen Anesi-Brombach at: jenanesi@gmail.com. Wait for a confirmation reply.
    2. Pay online online using the
    Booster PayPal account
    3. After payment is received, masks can be picked up at: 1426 E. Windemere Ave, Royal Oak, 48073
    Thanks for your support!

  • 2: MSBOA Solo and EnsembleEntries DUE
  • 10: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. If you want to join the meeting, please send an email request to: rohsbob.info@gmail.com for the zoom link. We will email you the login instructions on Tuesday morning.  See the agenda here. Read the minutes here.
  • 11: Veterans' Day Event
  • 13-19: Holiday Season Fundraiser. We are teaming up with Ray Wiegand’s Nursery to broaden our holiday offerings to include items to decorate YOUR home! A portion of sales goes directly to the ROHSBOB to help our instrumental music students, but you need to act FAST! The deadline for orders is November 19th at 5pm!  See the Holiday Season Fundraiser flyer for product info and pricing. Click HERE to see all the details! Thanks for your support.
  • 25: 1/2 Day - Students AM Only
  • 26-27: Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/29-12/4:  Please pick up your Marching Band pictures during school hours. Thanks.

DECEMBER
  • 11:  DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS WANTED to deliver the Holiday Fundraiser products.  Please sign upif you can help!
  • 8: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)

JANUARY 2021 (TBA)
  • 12: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)
  • 15-16: MSBOA District IV Honors Band & Jazz Band (Clarkston High School)
  • 22-23: MSBOA District IV Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • 28-30: Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids) For students selected to All-State Ensembles

FEBRUARY (TBA)
  • 9: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)
  • 15: Mid-Winter Break
  • 23: Pre-Festival Clinic/Concert ROHS Auditorium (Performance times for participating groups TBA)

MARCH (TBA)
  • 3-4: MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival (Date & Location TBA)
  • 9: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)
  • 10: All City Orchestra Concert - All Orchestras 7:00p.m. (ROMS Gymnasium)
  • 16: All City Band Concert - All Bands 7:00p.m. (ROHS Gymnasium)
  • 20: MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble (South Lyon High School)
  • TBA Oakland University Jazz Festival (Performance times TBA )

APRIL (TBA)
  • 2-9: Spring Break
  • 13: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)
  • TBA MSBOA Jazz Festival - (Hosted at Royal Oak - All-day commitment for Jazz Students)
  • 21-24: MSBOA State Band & Orchestra Festival (Date & Time TBA - Requires 1st Division Rating at District)
  • 22-24: Thornapple Jazz Festival - Hastings Michigan (Performance time & date TBD)

MAY (TBA)
  • 4: ROHS Spring Band Concert 7:00p.m. (ROHS Kimball Auditorium) Tux return after the concert!
  • 5: ROHS Spring Orchestra Concert 7:00p.m. (ROHS Kimball Auditorium) Tux return after the concert!
  • 6-8: MSBOA Honors Ensembles (MYAF REPLACEMENT) Participation by invitation
  • 11: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)
  • 20: Jazz Showcase - All Jazz Groups w/ Guest Artists 7:00p.m. (ROHS Kimball Auditorium)
  • 24: Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Rehearsal 3:00 - 4:30p.m.
  • 31: Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade- Marching Band 9:00a.m. Call 8:00 (Downtown Royal Oak) Uniform Turn in after Parade

JUNE (TBA)
  • 1: ROHS Music Awards Banquet 6:00p.m. (Location TBA)
  • TBA ROHS Commencement (Location TBD)
  • 5: Celebration of the Arts (ROMS) Noon to 5:00p.m. / Chamber Ensembles & Jazz Groups
  • 3: Marching Band 2020-21 Rehearsal & Parent Meeting Rehearsal-6:00p.m. Meeting 7:30p.m. MANDATORY!
  • 8: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. (login or location TBA)


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​PAST CALENDAR EVENTS 2020


​AUGUST 2020 
  • 20: Marching Band Orientation for all MB Freshmen, new members & blue shirts.  Meet at 8:30 a.m.  (orientation goes until 11:30 a.m.).  Pack all personal items in a backpack or duffel bag. The bag should contain:
- Refillable water bottle (CLEARLY MARKED with your name)
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
- Healthy snacks
- MB hat & sunglasses
- Extra instrument reeds, lubricants, swabs, etc.
- Music
- Lyre & flip folder
- Dot book (those needing/ordering dot books will receive them on the first day)
- Hand sanitizer & wipes
- Medication (epi-pens, inhalers, etc.)
- STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SHARE PERSONAL ITEMS! 
  • ​All FRESHMEN marching band students are given a Raven head T-shirt at band camp. Extras can be ordered on the registration form. We usually have extra Ts available for purchase at band camp also. Freshman will also receive a MB baseball hat, dot book and a Marching Raven yard sign. Review the Daily Camp Procedures  and the MB Welcome Letter and Calendar for 2020-21    
  • NOTE:  MB Camp Schedule Update!  We've discovered that there are two schedules out there that do not match. We sincerely apologize for the confusion. For both the New Member rehearsal and band camp, rehearsal will be from 9am-11:30am. Report time for New Member rehearsal is 8:30am for all. Report times for weekly camp are outlined in the Marching Band Procedures document. All rehearsals will end at 11:30am with staggered releases. Again, we apologize for this confusion.
  • 24-28: MB Camp Week. All Marching Band Students must attend according to the schedule on Daily Camp Procedures. See list above for list of items to pack in your backpack or duffel bag.  Review the Daily Camp Procedures  and the MB Welcome Letter and Calendar for 2020-21​
  • 25:  ROHS Orientation & Schedule Pickup.  MB students will be excused from camp so they can go to orientation during their assigned time schedule.


​SEPTEMBER 2020
  • 8: First day of school.  MB starts their weekly practices Mon-Thurs from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • 11:  MB makeup videos from 3:30-5:30pm.  Music must be memorized!
  • 20:  4th Annual Golf Outing FUN-Raiser.  Register for the Golf Outing on Signup Genius ASAP!
  • 22:  B&O Booster Meeting 7 pm. All parents and students welcome. If you want to join the meeting, please send an email request to: rohsbob.info@gmail.com for the zoom link. We will email you the login instructions on Tuesday morning. Take a peek at the AGENDA.

OCTOBER 2020
  • 13: ROHS Band & Orchestra Booster Meeting 7:00p.m. All parents and students welcome. If you want to join the meeting, please send an email request to: rohsbob.info@gmail.com for the zoom link. We will email you the login instructions on Tuesday morning.
  • 16: MSBOA FESTIVAL practice/performance will be videotaped from 3:30-6:30 and parents of Marching Band students are invited to watch the show at 8pm. Spectators should NOT arrive before 7:40 pm! Two (2) tickets will be given to MB students prior to the performance (distribution TBA). Parents/spectators will need to present their ticket to be admitted into the stadium. This will also be the last practice of the season for MB.  ​5 parent volunteers are needed for MSBOA from 7:20 pm - after the show.  Email rohsbob.info@gmail.com if you can help.  BONUS: NO TICKET REQUIRED IF YOU VOLUNTEER!  If you don't need your two tickets, please offer them to another family on our Facebook group. Thanks!
  • 23: Home Football Game vs. Fraser Call-4:00p.m. / Homecoming & Senior Night. Game on!  Our Marching Ravens will be performing the pre-game and full MB program. Like MSBOA, tickets (2 tickets/underclassmen, 4 tickets/seniors) will be given to MB students prior to the performance and parents/spectators will need to present their ticket to be admitted into the stadium. If you don't need your two tickets, please offer them to another family on our Facebook group. Thanks! Watch the Game!  Weather permitting, WOAK will be streaming the game as well as the band's performances and homecoming court and senior night presentations. It will be streamed onto their YouTube channelIf anything changes, updates will be posted on the WOAK Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ROWOAK/
  • 23: MB Face Mask Fundraiser Starts! Stop by the Booster table during the football game to purchase a custom designed ROHS MARCHING BAND face mask. Be safe and fashionable while supporting a great cause! Masks come in three colors and cost $10 each. Exact change is required, or use our PayPal account for online purchases once you arrive at the Booster table. Social distancing rules will be enforced.
  • 24: CANCELLED Halloween Parades: Woodward Side MB parade 11:00 a.m. / ROBHIA MB parade 1:00 p.m. 
  • 24-25: MSBOA All-State Auditions. See teachers to submit your recordings.
  • 27: Marching Band  "Glow Show" at 8:00 pm; CANCELLEDCall time is 7:30 pm. Parents should arrive no earlier than 7:40 pm.
    TICKETS: Pick up your two (2) tickets per student from the ROHS Welcome Desk/Office on Monday, 10/26/20, starting at 12noon-4pm or Tuesday until 4pm. If you cannot pick up tickets at these times, ask a friend to get them for you. If you don't need your two tickets, please offer them to another family on our Facebook group or contact Ms. Jensen.​  GLOW SUPPLIES: Pick up glow supplies outside the band room door on Tuesday, 10/27/20, from 1pm - 3:30pm. Glow decoration guidelines: Students should arrive already "glowed." Do NOT use clear tape on your instruments! Students will be given some glow supplies, but they are allowed to add extra "glow" if they like. Be creative with glow sticks, glow tape, battery lights, etc.! A sample glow uniform from past years can be found on our Facebook group under Files, but feel free to decorate however you please. NOTES: Tickets and glow supplies MUST be picked up at the times listed! The ​5 parent volunteer slots are now FILLED. Face Masks will be sold during the show.  See details above (9/23/20). Thank you.