Week of 8/16/20
Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra
Welcome to 2020-21!

Welcome New Parents and Students to ROHS Band & Orchestra!
As a parent of a marching band, orchestra, band, or jazz student, YOU are automatically a member of the Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters (aka ROHSBOB.) 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!​ Hope to see you on Facebook or at the next booster meeting.

Marching Band (MB) & Color Guard (CG) Updates
Mr Jensen has added some new files for MB students and parents. Please see the important dates and links below (also on the rohsbob.org website under BANDS.)

Aug. 20, 2020: Marching Band Orientation for all MB Freshmen, New Members & Blue Shirts. Meet at 7 a.m. (orientation goes until 11 a.m.). Students should bring their instrument, music, lyre, flip folder and a water bottle. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are highly recommended! Review the Daily Camp Procedures and the MB Welcome Letter and Calendar for 2020-21 (links below) MB Freshmen: 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.

Aug. 24-28, 2020: MB Camp Week. All Marching Band Students must attend from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are highly recommended!  Review the Daily Camp Procedures and the MB Welcome Letter and Calendar for 2020-21 (links below).

As MB Camp approaches, it is ​EXTREMELY ​important that you protect yourself from the Covid19 virus in every way possible. Our procedures at camp are extensive with safety for all in mind. Our efforts will be futile if students behave casually outside of camp. It won’t take much to shut us down, so ​PLEASE ​do everything possible to follow guidelines:
  • Adhere to 6 ft. social distance at all times! (Further when possible.)
  • Wear a Mask covering your nose and mouth when in public. (Avoid those who don’t.)
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
  • Wash your hands with warm soapy water at least two times a day, and always before you eat or drink, and always after using the bathroom.
  • Whenever possible, use sanitizer on things you touch often, and any time you touch something someone else has touched. (Door handles, remote controls, phones, gas pumps, shopping carts, credit card pin pads, instruments and cases, etc.)
  • Exercising proper cough and sneeze etiquette is a must! (Avoid those who don’t.)
  • PLEASE​ ​avoid social gatherings of any size, especially those that are inside, those that include eating and drinking, and those that include people outside your immediate social circle.
The excitement for Marching Band is building, perhaps more than ever. It’s an opportunity to get away from screens and be involved in a group activity. This is so badly needed in all our lives after the experience we’ve been through. A united effort to avoid the spread of Covid19 is crucial to our success, both at camp and at home.

Sept. 8, 2020: MB Schedule - One school starts, Marching Band class will be held, as always, from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Mon-Thurs.

Stay Informed!
Information regarding the 2020-21 school year is constantly being updated. Our website, Facebook group, weekly announcements and FAQ page are the BEST way to stay up to date with the latest news and changes. We will try our best to get the information to you as quickly as possible. The following will help:

  • Website - Visit the rohsbob.org website and especially the INFORMATION page frequently.
  • Facebook - Request to join "Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters" private group.
  • Weekly Announcements - Be sure you (and your student) join our email list to get weekly announcements. Click on the blue button on the HOME page to sign up. Your email will not be sold or shared for any purpose other than ROHS instrumental music department news.
  • FAQ - Everything you need to know about band & orchestra on one FAQ web page!

WANTED: Event Chairs and Co-chairs. We need new volunteers!
We have several open Board and committee positions for the 2020-2021 school year. Many of these are co-chair positions so you can get your feet wet before really jumping into ROHSBOB. Please contact rohsbob.info@gmail.com if you are interested or would like to know more about the following positions:

  • Co-Treasurer: this Board position will be mentored by the current treasurers. 
  • Band Camp: two co-chairs to co-ordinate Band Camp events and distributions with Mr. Jensen. Volunteers will be mentored by current chairs to prepare them for the 2021 season.
  • Dresses and Tuxes: co-chair to help coordinate dress and tux distribution and fittings
  • Glow Show: co-chair to help plan the show
  • Banquet: two co-chairs to plan the end of the year banquet
  • Holiday Poinsettia Sales: one co-chair to help coordinate event (coincides with winter B&O concerts)
  • Ford Drive for UR School: one co-chair to help plan the event in the spring

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Stay safe!

Check the ROHSBOB CALENDAR for upcoming events!
Donate to Band & Orchestra Boosters
You shop, your student benefits!

​Shop at KROGER.  Register your Kroger card for our Community Rewards. Old members should update their account number to WU326. New members can enroll by searching for "ROYAL OAK HS BAND & ORCHESTRA BOOSTERS," or by new account #WU326. Sign up here: http://www.kroger.com 

Shop at GORDON FOOD SERVICE. When you shop at Gordon Foods, let them know at checkout that you are shopping for "Royal Oak Bands & Orchestras" and the Boosters will receive discount points to use on supplies.

Shop at AMAZON SMILE.  Enter the Amazon Smile website via smile.amazon.com and designate "Royal Oak High School Band and Orchestra Boosters" as your charity. A portion of your sale will go to the Boosters' General Fund for things like instruments, music, clinicians, etc.
NOTE: If you would like to post something in our weekly announcements, email rohsbob.info@gmail.com before noon on Sundays.
Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters
1500 Lexington Boulevard
Royal Oak, MI 48073