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ROCB: Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 7-9pm Royal Oak Church 411 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067
WAJO: To be determined.
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The Royal Oak Concert Band (ROCB) is an adult community band of 80+ members. Its jazz ensemble, the Woodward Avenue Jazz Orchestra (WAJO), has 20+ members. Based in Royal Oak, Michigan, the bands attract volunteer members from throughout Metro Detroit. They perform a series of indoor concerts during their September-June season and perform several outdoor concerts in parks during the summer. Season tickets provide admission to four concerts per year at Dondero Auditorium located in Royal Oak Middle School. Additional off-site performances occur throughout the Metro area.
Rehearsals for both groups are in Royal Oak Middle School. ROCB rehearses on Mondays 7-9 pm and performs a wide range of repertoire including big band, pop, marches, classics, and more. WAJO rehearses on Thursdays 7-9 pm. Both groups are open to all adults who have attained at least a high school level of performance. New members are welcome throughout the year. Auditions are not required for entry into ROCB. WAJO entry requires director approval.
Our Mission StatementThe Royal Oak Concert Band is a diverse, all volunteer ensemble whose mission is to provide high quality and challenging musical experiences for its members while entertaining and educating the audience. We are united by a common love of music performed at the highest level of musicianship. The Royal Oak Concert Band is dedicated to providing opportunities for lifelong musical expression for our members through a rich repertoire of music.
ROCB and WAJO are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rely on donations and sponsorships for funding. Here are ways you can generate funding simply through money you already spend: