CALENDAR

ROYAL OAK HIGH SCHOOL BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS

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BAND & ORCHESTRA CALENDAR


JULY 2022


AUGUST 2022

  • ​7: Marching Band Store closes
  • 18: 8 a.m.-noon.Marching Band Blue Shirt Day. (ROHS practice field.) All freshmen, new members and blue shirts must attend.
  • 22-26: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Marching Band Camp. (ROHS practice field.) View and download the 2022/2023 Marching Band Welcome Letter for detailed information.


SEPTEMBER 2022

  • ​1: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game vs. Farmington. (Raven Stadium.) "School Spirit Show." 
  • 1: 5-6:30 p.m. Band & Orchestra Family Tailgate. Parking lot near the band room doors.
  • 9: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Raven Rally after school / Home Game vs. Ferndale. ​(Raven Stadium.) “Hometown Heroes / Salute to Service.” Post-game performance: “John Williams” (segment IV).
  • 10: 3:30-9:30 p.m. Walled Lake Preview Show. A non-competitive invitational featuring our area’s top bands. 
  • 16: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game vs. Pontiac. (Raven Stadium.) "Homecoming." Post-game performance: "John Williams" (segments III and IV).
  • 18: Marching Band Golf Outing. (Royal Oak Golf Course)
  • 23: 5-9 p.m.Tag Days
  • 24: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tag Days


OCTOBER 2022

  • 7: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game vs. Troy. (Raven Stadium.) "Cancer awareness / Bulldog Night." Halftime performance: "John Williams" complete show.
  • 10:3 p.m. call; performance TBD. MSBOA Marching Band Festival. (Bloomfield Hills High School.)
  • 21: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game vs. Lamphere. (Raven Stadium.) "Senior Night." Halftime performance: "Throwback Show"
  • 26: 5-9 p.m. Glow Show Invitational. (Raven Stadium.) Final performance: "John Williams."
  • 29: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Woodwardside / ROBHIA Halloween Parades and Costume Contest


DECEMBER 2022

  • 10: 5 p.m. call. Royal Oak Jingle Parade. (Downtown Royal Oak.)


MAY 2023

  • 24: 3-4:30 p.m. Memorial Day Parade Rehearsal (REQUIRED)
  • 29: 8 a.m. call. Memorial Day Parade (REQUIRED)
  • 30: 6 p.m. Band & Orchestra Banquet. (Location TBD)
  • 1: 6 p.m. rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. meeting.Marching Band 2023/2024 rehearsal and parent/guardian MANDATORY meeting. ROHS Auditorium.


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​PAST CALENDAR EVENTS


AUGUST 2021
  • 5: Deadline to register for Marching Band Camp (link to registration form available in students' Marching Band Google Classroom); attendance at camp is REQUIRED in order to be a member of the Marching Ravens.
  • 16: 11:59 p.m. Deadline to purchase gloves and shoes for Marching Band 
  • 18: 5-8 p.m. 2021/2022 Kickoff Pep Rally in ROHS stadium (rescheduled from Aug. 13)
  • 19: 8 a.m.-noon. New Member/Blue Shirt Day (students should check their Marching Band Google Classroom for details)
  • 23-27: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Full Band Camp Week. ROHS practice field; lunch provided; students not permitted to leave during lunch. Please make checks out to "Royal Oak High School" (base camp fee of $120 due the first day of camp, 8/23). See the MB Welcome Letter & Calendar for camp details.


SEPTEMBER 2021
  • Mondays through Thursdays (school days): 3:15-5:15 p.m. Marching Band rehearsals, rain or shine. ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR MARCHING BAND MEMBERS.​
  • 6: Labor Day (no school or MB rehearsal)
  • 7: First Day of School!
  • 8: ​7-8 p.m. ROHSBOB Kickoff Meeting — ALL parents/guardians encouraged to attend! (Note: ROHSBOB meetings are typically the second Tuesday of each month; the September meeting was rescheduled due to a conflict with the ROHS Curriculum Night.)
  • 10: 5-6:45 p.m. ROHS Marching Band Family Tailgate. Look for the canopy at all home games from 5-6:45 p.m.  (game time 7 p.m.). Bring a chair/blanket and meet us outside the Band & Orchestra classroom or near the practice field. MAIN DISH (probably individually wrapped sandwiches) & water provided by the ROHS B&O Boosters. 
  • 10: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Raven Rally after school / Home Game (Berkley). "Hometown Heroes / Salute to Service." Post-game performance — "Billy Joel" (Segment IV).
  • 15: Last day to register for the Golf Outing
  • 17: 5-6:45 p.m. ROHS Marching Band Family Tailgate. Alumni welcome, especially since it's Homecoming! Look for the canopy at all home games from 5-6:45 p.m. (game time 7 p.m.). Bring a chair/blanket and meet us outside the Band & Orchestra classroom or near the practice field. MAIN DISH & water provided by ROHSBOB.
  • 17: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game (Troy), "Homecoming." Post-game performance — "Billy Joel" (Segment III & IV). 
  • 19: 3-6 p.m. Marching Band Golf Outing at Royal Oak Golf Course.
  • 21: 7 p.m. ROHSBOB Mattress Fundraiser Parent Meeting. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • 24: CANCELED: ROHS Marching Band Family Tailgate. There will be no tailgate on Friday, Sept. 24.
  • ​24: CANCELED: Home Game vs. Pontiac. There will be no football game on Friday, Sept. 24.
  • 24-25: 5-9 p.m. on 9/24; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on 9/25. TAG DAYS!! All band & orchestra students are expected to work at least one 3-hour shift. Details:
    • ​Tag Days Student, Chaperone, & Headquarters Sign Up
    • Download a short informational presentation
    • Check out photos from past Tag Days!
    • Don’t miss your chance to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card. 
    • There will be two winners — one from band, and one from orchestra.
    • If there are additional shifts left after Sept. 15, students who sign up for and complete 2 or more shifts will receive an extra raffle ticket for each shift.
    • A $5 gift card to 7-Eleven will be given for the second shift worked!
    • We need chaperones, so ask your parent or guardian to sign up!
    • Orchestra and Band, please wear your Concert uniform. 
    • For those in marching band or color guard, please wear your MB/CG uniform. 
    • Students are encouraged to play at their post.
    • Additional guidelines will be covered in class.
    • 26: Last day to order Band & Orchestra Spirit Wear (local pickup/delivery only).
  • 29:  7 p.m.​ Chicago Trip Parent Meeting via WebEx. Download the flyer for more information; click here to join the WebEx meeting.
  • 30: Last day to register for the Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Chicago Trip. Download the flyer for more information.


OCTOBER 2021

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 3:15-5:15 p.m. Marching Band rehearsals, rain or shine. ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR MARCHING BAND MEMBERS.​
  • 4: 6-9 p.m. Marching Band MSBOA Practice. (No regular MB rehearsal from 3:15-5:15 p.m.) The marching band is practicing for the MSBOA festival in the stadium. This is a great opportunity to see behind the curtain all the work that goes into putting on a show. Parents are encouraged to come and watch and cheer on the band. Full run-throughs  of the show will probably happen around 8:30 p.m. or so. Hope to see you there! 
  • 5: Marching Band practice ends at 4 p.m. to accommodate students playing in the band concert.
  • 5: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. call). ROHS Fall Band Concert. ROHS Kimball Auditorium. 
  • 6: 6 p.m. MSBOA Marching Band Festival performance. Bloomfield Hills High School. Students to bring MB uniforms to school; bus leaves ROHS at 3:15 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend the performance.
  • 7: 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. call). ROHS Fall Orchestra Concert. ROHS Kimball Auditorium.
  • 8: 6-11 p.m. Autumn Harvest Fundraiser for the Jordan & Ashley Siegel Scholarship Fund. Royal Oak Farmers Market. Registration $40 till Oct. 8 or $45 at the door. Click here to register; view the flyer here. The J&A Siegel Scholarship has been a great friend to the ROHS Band and Orchestra programs by helping some of our students financially. From Band Camp fees to instrument costs to dress costs and even assistance with Disney/Chicago trip costs, the J&A Siegel Scholarship has helped provide and ensure that all students can be on the same level.
  • 8: 5-6:45 p.m. ROHS Marching Band Family Tailgate. Look for the canopy at all home games from 5-6:45 p.m. (game time 7 p.m.). Bring a chair/blanket and meet us outside the Band & Orchestra classroom or near the practice field. MAIN DISH & water provided by ROHSBOB. Sign up here to volunteer — we need your help!!
  • 8: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game (Avondale). "Cancer Awareness — Bulldog Night." Halftime Performance: "Billy Joel," Complete Show. Parent volunteers needed to help serve dinner to the students, act as "roadies" and transport equipment, clean up after the game, and more — sign up here to help!
  • 10: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ROHSBOB Mattress Fundraiser​. For more information, text ROHS21 to 474747, visit the Facebook event page, or download the flyer.
  • 12: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting. 
  • 15: CANCELED: ROHS Marching Band Family Tailgate. There will be no tailgate on Friday, Oct. 15.
  • 15: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game (vs. Bloomfield Hills), "Senior Night." Half-Time Performance — "Billy Joel" Complete Show. Parent volunteers needed to help serve dinner to the students, act as "roadies" and transport equipment, clean up after the game, and more — sign up here to help!
  • 20: 5:30 p.m. call; 7 p.m. show. Glow Show Invitational featuring the Royal Oak, Berkley and Clawson marching bands! Final Performance — "Billy Joel." No tickets needed; donations gladly accepted at the gate. View the flyer, and sign up here to volunteer to glow up the kids, dish out concessions and more!
  • 29: Last day to order/pay for 2021 Holiday Season Fundraiser arrangements from Ray Wiegand's Nursery. View the flyer here and place your order here. 
  • 30: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Woodwardside / ROBHIA Halloween Parades and Costume Contest! View this map/flyer for more information.


NOVEMBER 2021

  • 9: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting. 
  • 11: Details TBA.​ Veterans Day Event (Wind Ensemble). 


DECEMBER 2021

  • ​10: 4-6 p.m. Holiday Order Pickup/Distribution. The rescheduled band concert is now the same day (Dec. 10) as delivery of the holiday fundraiser items from Ray Wiegand's Nursery. We are unable to change our delivery day/time. If you are willing to pick up your order between 4 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 10, please email Laura Young. 
  • If you are willing to volunteer to deliver items, please sign up here. ****FOR ALL ORDERS***** If you ordered poinsettias, they must be kept warm. We are unable to do a porch drop-off for those. If you are not home to receive your order it will be returned to Laura's house to await pickup.
  • 10: 6:30 p.m. (NEW START TIME!!); call time for ALL STUDENTS is 6 p.m. Combined ROHS Winter Band & Orchestra Concert. ROHS Kimball Auditorium. The bands will perform first, followed by a half-hour intermission from ~7:30-8 p.m. The orchestras will begin playing at 8 p.m. (These concerts were previously scheduled for Dec. 1 & 2.)
  • 11: CANCELED: Royal Oak Jingle Parade. 
  • 14: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • ​16: 7-9 p.m. Jingle Bell Jazz. ROHS band room. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased from Mr. Jensen during the school day (send cash or check payable to "ROHS Band & Orchestra Boosters"). Student ensembles will perform from 7-8 p.m.; the professional band will perform from 8-9 p.m. (Student performers will be permitted to sit along the back wall when the professional band plays.) There are only 72 tickets available, so please purchase them in groups of 2 or 4. Students do not need tickets unless they want dinner and beverages (we will provide separate snacks for students). ​It continues to be a charity event, and this year's charity is Gilda's Club of Detroit. Masks covering your mouth and nose are required inside the building (you'll be permitted to take them down when eating/drinking). Each table will have beverages and charcuterie for your enjoyment. The room and atmosphere will be elegant; please dress accordingly.​


JANUARY 2022

  • 11: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
  • ​28: Teacher Work Day ​(no school)

​FEBRUARY 2022

  • 4-5: ​MSBOA District IV Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • ​8: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • 18-20: Band & Orchestra Chicago trip CANCELED due to COVID-19 safety concerns
  • 21: Mid-winter break (no school)


MARCH 2022

  • 2: 10:25 a.m. Wind Ensemble @ MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival. Concert attire is all-black. All MSBOA Festivals are free and open to the public. (Waterford Kettering High School)
  • 3: 10:20 a.m. Concert Band @ MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival. Concert attire is all-black. All MSBOA Festivals are free and open to the public. (Waterford Kettering High School)
  • 3: 11:55 a.m. Symphony Band @ MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival. Concert attire is all-black. All MSBOA Festivals are free and open to the public. (Waterford Kettering High School)
  • 5: 2:30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra @ MSBOA District IV Band & Orchestra Festival. Concert attire is all-black. All MSBOA Festivals are free and open to the public. (Birmingham Groves High School)
  • 8: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • 9: 7 p.m. All City Band Concert — All Bands​. Attire is all black from head to toe. Please avoid jeans and athletic shoes to the extent possible. (Royal Oak Middle School Gymnasium)
  • 16: 7 p.m. All City Orchestra Concert — All Orchestras. (ROMS Gymnasium)
  • 19: MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble (South Lyon High School)
  • TBA: Oakland University Jazz Festival (Performance times TBA)
  • ​28: First day of Spring Break 


APRIL 2022

  • 1: Last day of Spring Break
  • 7: MSBOA Jazz Festival. (Hosted at Royal Oak - All-day commitment for Jazz Students)
  • 12: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • 15: Holiday (no school)
  • 28-30: Thornapple Jazz Festival. Hastings, Michigan (Performance time & exact date TBD) 


MAY 2022

  • 3: 7 p.m. ROHS Spring Orchestra Concert. (ROHS Kimball Auditorium)
  • 4: 7 p.m. ROHS Spring Band Concert. (ROHS Kimball Auditorium)
  • 4: Last day to RSVP for Band & Orchestra Awards Open House
  • 6: 7 p.m. Jazz Showcase — All Jazz Groups w/ Guest Artists. (ROHS Kimball Auditorium)
  • 10: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. All band and orchestra parents/guardians are welcome. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting. 
  • 13-14: MSBOA Honors Ensembles. (MYAF REPLACEMENT) Participation by invitation
  • 15: Payments due for Band & Orchestra Awards Open House. More information available in this flyer.
  • 18: 3-4:30 p.m. Memorial Day Parade Rehearsal. *ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR ALL MB MEMBERS*
  • 20: Marching Band Uniform Turn-in. ALL SENIOR winds, percussion and drum majors turn in everything they won't wear in the parade. Coat, Gauntlets, Hats, Hat Boxes. Do not turn in gloves. Turn in a raincoat if you have it. (You shouldn't) Turn in all items IN YOUR GARMENT BAG. (Yes, Hat too.) Put your coat on a hanger you don't need to get back. Make sure the card with your name on it is visible. You'll be held responsible for any missing items. 
  • 25: Marching Band Uniform Turn-in. ALL freshmen, sophomore and junior winds, percussion and drum majors turn in uniforms throughout the school day. Those who don't have a scheduled band or orchestra class should turn them in at the Band Room at 7:30 a.m. (not 7:55). All others will check them in during their scheduled band/orchestra class. (You can hang them in the hall during the day.)
  • ​30: 8 a.m. call. Memorial Day Parade. *ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR ALL MB MEMBERS*. Meeting Place: Washington & 9th Street. Click here for map and additional details. ALL winds, percussion and drum majors will return bibbers and summer tops immediately after the parade. (Be sure to wear something underneath you can go home in.) We are not collecting shoes; you may donate them if you wish. We are not collecting ball caps. This process will not be immediate, so please be patient!
  • 31: 6:30 p.m. Band & Orchestra Awards Open House (VFW Park @ Lincoln and Campbell). Students in all bands, orchestras and ensembles and their families are invited to this event; all students will be recognized! B&O students eat free; additional meals are $13 each. More information available in this flyer; RSVP here by May 3!


JUNE 2022

  • 1: Marching Band Uniform Turn-in. ALL color guard uniforms are turned in at the band room at 7:30 a.m. Turn in EVERYTHING you possess.
  • 2: 6 p.m. rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. meeting. Marching Band 2022/2023 Rehearsal & Parent Meeting, ROHS Auditorium. MANDATORY. Band membership will be determined on this night. Students & parents will be signing a form acknowledging their commitment and understanding of rehearsal and performance requirements, calendar, and uniform requirements.
  • 14: 7 p.m. Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters meeting. (Brown Iron Brewhouse, 30955 Woodward Ave​.) See what's on the agenda.