Week of 9/5/21
Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters


Welcome back to a brand new school year! We hope you all had a memorable summer. Just a reminder that ROHSBOB emails the weekly band and orchestra announcements so you can prepare for the upcoming week. These announcements are the best way to stay up to date with the latest band & orchestra happenings. We will also post these weekly announcements on rohsbob.org as well as in our Facebook group.

Marching Band Rehearsal Reminder — Please note that daily rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Rehearsals will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15-5:15 p.m., rain or shine. Marching Band is a class on students' schedules, and attendance at rehearsals is required. Students should double check they have all necessary equipment such as coordinates, dot books, pencil, etc.

Join us this Wednesday for the 2021/2022 ROHSBOB Kickoff Meeting! — All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend this virtual meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Use this link to join the Zoom meeting. We will be covering a LOT of important information for the 2021/2022 school year, including the numerous volunteer opportunities coming up — you do NOT want to miss this meeting!

Family tailgates are back — The first family tailgate of the season is this Friday, Sept. 10! 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 of the Band & Orchestra classroom or near the practice field. MAIN DISH (probably individually wrapped sandwiches) & water provided by the ROHS B&O Boosters. Please RSVP/sign up here to bring food/snacks, set up, clean up, etc.

Game Day volunteers needed this Friday (9/10/21) — Parent volunteers are needed on game days to help pick up food for the MB students, load/unload equipment, dole out snacks and water, pack up after the game, and more — please sign up here to volunteer. WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT OUR WONDERFUL PARENT VOLUNTEERS!

Register for the Sept. 19 Golf Outing today — The 5th Annual Marching Band Golf Outing is Sept. 19 at Royal Oak Golf Course. Please encourage family and friends to register for this event no later than Sept. 15. Download the printable flyer here.

Sign up for Remind — Marching Band parents and students must sign up for Remind in order to receive important announcements from the directors. This is for the 2021/2022 season — even if you signed up last year, you must sign up again:

B&O Parents: How to Stay Informed — Information regarding the 2021-2022 school year is constantly being updated. We will try to get the information to you as quickly as possible. The following will help:
  • Remind — Sign up for Remind (see above for Marching Band parent/student instructions).
  • Calendar — Check the calendar on our website — it is updated often.
  • Website — Visit the rohsbob.org website and especially the INFORMATION page frequently.
  • Facebook — Request to join "Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters" private Facebook group.
  • Weekly Announcements — Be sure you (and your student) join our email list to receive these 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.

Sept. 6: Labor Day (no school or MB rehearsal)

Sept. 7: First Day of School!

Starting Sept. 7: Mondays through Thursdays (school days): 3:15-5:15 p.m. Marching Band rehearsals, rain or shine. Attendance is REQUIRED for Marching Band members.

Sept. 8: ​7-8 p.m. ROHSBOB Kickoff Meeting — ALL parents/guardians encouraged to attend! Use this link to join the Zoom meeting (no in-person ROHSBOB meetings at this time). (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.)

Sept. 10: 5-6:45 p.m. ROHS Marching Band Family TailgateRSVP/sign up to volunteer here.

Sept. 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). Sign up here to help the Marching Band on game day.

Sept. 15: Last day to register for the Golf Outing!

Sept. 17: 5-6:45 p.m. ROHS Marching Band Family Tailgate. RSVP/sign up to volunteer here.

Sept. 17: 3:30 p.m. call, 7 p.m. game. Home Game (Troy), "Homecoming." Post-game performance — "Billy Joel" (Segment III & IV). 

Sept. 19: 3-6 p.m. Marching Band Golf Outing at Royal Oak Golf Course. Please encourage family and friends to register! Download the flyer here.

Sept. 24: 5-6:45 p.m. ROHS Marching Band Family TailgateRSVP/sign up to volunteer here.

Sept. ​24: 3:30 p.m. call; 7 p.m. game. Home Game. Halftime Performance of "Billy Joel" (segments TBA).

Sept. 24-25: 5-9 p.m. on 9/24; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on 9/25. TAG DAYS!! All work at least one 3-hour shift.

View the full ROHSBOB Calendar for important upcoming events, and don't forget to join the ROHSBOB Facebook group.
Check the ROHSBOB CALENDAR for more upcoming events!
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You shop — our students benefit!

​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. (Sorry, our Amazon Smile account is not active at this time)
NOTE: If you would like to post something in our weekly announcements, email jenanesi@gmail.com before noon on Sundays.
Royal Oak High School Band & Orchestra Boosters
1500 Lexington Boulevard
Royal Oak, MI 48073