Week of 9/15/19
Weekly Band & Orchestra Notes
This Week!

9/20/19 Homecoming Parade - Come watch the Marching Band (and other ROHS students) in the Homecoming Parade on Friday at 5pm. Note: The parade route is Lexington to the Crooks Rd. Bus Loop (then head on over to our B&O Tailgate Party!)

RSVP for the Tailgate - Attn: Marching Raven Fans (alumni, B&O family & friends) please RSVP for this Friday's homecoming Tailgate Party so we can plan accordingly.  The tailgate will start immediately following the parade. The main dish this week is Uncle Andy's pizza and grinders with side salads, munchies, desserts and beverages.  See RSVP link below.

Sign up to Bring Tailgate Food or Volunteer for Shifts - Thanks to those that have signed up to bring a dish and/or help. Slots are still available, so please consider helping. You will once again have a (FREE) chance win one of the raffle prizes. Bonus: You get an extra raffle entry if you bring a dish to share or sign up to help. See sign up link below.

Spirit Wear Available - We will be selling Spirit Wear during the tailgate (cash or check only). Spirit wear items include T-shirts, hoodies, magnets, bumper stickers, hats, etc.  

Sign Up to be a Game Day Volunteer -  We need parent volunteers to help game day run smoothly on and off the field. See Game Day Volunteers link below.

Alumni Call Out - If you marched for Royal Oak, Dondero, or Kimball High School you are invited to join the ROHS Marching Ravens for their Homecoming Performance on 9/20/19. RSVP by email to: rohsbob.info@gmail.com and title it “Alunmi Band Request” followed by your name and instrument. (Ex: Alumni Band Request from Joe Cool—Trumpet).  Music and loaner instruments will be available upon request and there is no cost to participate. ​

MB Home Game Performance is this Friday, 9/20/19! Call 3:30 pm, game at 7pm with a post-game performance of "Copland."

Check out our Homecoming links and sign ups below:

Other Announcements!

Our 4th Annual  Marching Band Golf Outing  was today and we'd like to say thank you to all the golfers, parent volunteers, and Committee Chairs for planning another fun day of fundraising on the greens! 

Marching Band Uniforms - MB Parents: If your student needs their bibbers shortened, please do not cut the material!  They can be hemmed, or just safety pin them to the correct length.  We also have a MB seamstress if you wish to contact her for any alterations (see the website BANDS page). The raincoats are brand new this year!  If they need to be cleaned, they can be washed in cold water on delicate. They should be line-dried, never machine dried.

Tag Days is coming 9/27-9/28! What is it? Our biggest fundraiser by far, Tag Days gives our students an opportunity to shine in well-populated areas and collect cash donations. Students sign up for mandatory shifts and may (or may not) perform as duos or small groups in pre-determined areas around Royal Oak and the surrounding community. In the past, a "tag" was given to those who donated as a thank you (hence the name). Parent volunteers are needed to supervise and act as runners during these busy two days. See the links on the INFORMATION page for:
  • Student shift SIGN-UP (mandatory)
  • Parent Volunteers SIGN-UP

The 9/10/19 B&O Boosters meeting minutes can be found HERE . Thanks to all the parents who showed up to our first meeting! We hope to see many more on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

How do I sign up for Remind text messages? See the BANDS page for sign up instructions. The Remind lists are archived by teachers in August, so you'll need to sign up each year.

Tuxedo distribution has been RESCHEDULED for 9/24/19 in the MMR.   Bring your signed CONTRACT and $10 dry cleaning fee. Seniors 5:30 p.m, Juniors 6 p.m, Sophs 6:30 p.m, Freshmen 7 p.m.

CMU Band Day was a huge success! Check out all the parent photos and videos on the Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters Facebook group

We still need Committee Co-Chairs  for the following Booster events. No experience necessary and a great way to meet other B&O families. Unfortunately, w e are running out of time, and without volunteers, some events may have to be cancelled.
  • Glow Show (MB parent co-chair)
  • MB Parades (two MB parent co-chairs) 
  • Barnes & Noble Sale (Orchestra parent co-chairs)
Please contact: ROHSBOB.info@gmail.com if interested or for more details!

Note: The website  CALENDAR  (and Printable B&O link) was updated on 9/11/19. 
Remember to check the ROHSBOB   CALENDAR  for upcoming events!
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.
Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters
1500 Lexington Boulevard
Royal Oak, MI 48073