Upcoming events you won't want to miss!

April 2 – Opening Day parade – follow the link below to the parade website for more information


The Ross Marching Band will perform this year at the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade!  We have never done this parade in the history of our band.  We have been accepted for the 2018 parade.  This is the 99th annual Opening Day Parade.  The date is April 2, 2018.  The parade steps off at noon.  The actual name is the Findlay Market Parade.  The band will march down Race street and end up near Fountain Square on 5th.  Also - this year the Red's Opening Day is March 29th. The parade though, is still on April 2 when the Red's play the Chicago Cubs.  


April 7 – Miracle League Parade – Fairfield

The band has also been asked to play the opening day parade for the Miracle League in Fairfield.  This is an organization that benefits youth with disabilities.  The parade is Saturday April 7 - 10 am.  We step off at Sacred Heart church and end at the Waterworks Park in Fairfield.  A fairly short parade.  Great community service for our students.  There is information about the Miracle League parade on the internet.


May 11 and 12 – Jazz Band performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Jazz Band has been selected to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland!  We will take school buses.  We leave right after school on Friday May 11 and stay over night.  We tour and perform at the Rock Hall on May 12 - noon.  We will return to Ross on Saturday May 12.

Other band members are permitted to come along on this trip.  Chaperones are also welcome.  Contact Mr. Roemer for more details if interested in going.

Solo and Ensemble Results

Congratulations to the following students that participated in Solo and Ensemble this past weekend!

Solos which received a Superior Rating:

  • Brant Courtney
  • Emmie Blum
  • Marylynn Koons
  • Jacob Emenaker
  • Derek Johnson
  • Kasey Allen

Solos which received an Excellent Rating:

  • Claire Bulach
  • Emily Schmitz

Members of Ensembles which received a Superior Rating:

Katelyn Rousch, Maya Soundappann, Emily Schmitz, Bri Fultz, McKenzie Elam, Keri Parker, Nate Ziepfel, Jacob Emenaker, Andy Davis, Austin Emenaker, Hunter Cornelius, Levi Grimm, Spencer Wallace, Derek Johnson, Josh Toney, Abby McCracken, Grace Hall, Hannah Brown, Maya Beumer, Trinity Stewart, Ben Gerding, Ken Smith, Kevin Bunger, Griffin May and Marylynn Koons.

Members of Ensembles which received an Excellent Rating:

Sara McKee, Lauren Schwab, Lauren Osborne, Eric Dietrich, Trent Blair, and Clayton Eschenbrenner.

Other performances

Horn Trio performed in Festival Class

  • Lauren Obsorne, Emily Janssen, Sarah Johnson

Solo in an Open Class

  • Derek Johnson

Band Fudge Making is Feb 2-3!

Parents - please sign-up using our Google sheet (link below and HERE). Students will sign-up separately. We need all the help we can get, and no cooking expertise is necessary! Recipes are provided and lots of help and support as well. Bring a large, heavy bottomed pot if you have one, and your favorite spatula or long handled spoon. We'll supply the rest! Hope to see you there!!!

*If you're not able to access Google Sheets, please let Jennifer Krabbe know when you'd like to volunteer and she will add your name to the sign-up form. If you need a different time than the time slots listed, feel free to type the time you'd like behind your name in a slot near the time you'd like to work. 
You can email or call Jennifer at: jenkrabbe@gmail.com 513-659-2119

Thank you so much for your help!

Click the link below to sign up for fudge making!


Tonight, Thursday January 18, 2018 is Recital Night @7 pm.  Come out to Ross High School to hear the competitive band students perform solos and ensembles.

Friday, January 19, 2018 the RHS Pep Band will perform at the basketball game.  We will also be honoring the newly inducted Hall of Fame members.  There are three inductees from the Arts.  One is Dan Moonitz, a recently retired Ross Band Director.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 is Solo and Ensemble contest - this year at Lakota West High School.  The schedule and map of the school is below in the newsfeed.

Hope to see you all at each of these events!

Annual Fudge Sale

Don't forget our annual Fudge Sale is underway.  All band members (5th - 12th grade) are selling fudge for $5 per pound (chocolate or peanut butter).  All orders are due to the band directors by January 23th.  Remember, "Makes a great Valentine's gift". 

Fudge making day is set for Friday, February 2th and Saturday, February 3rd at the High School.  If you can come and help please contact Rick Giuliano at 868-9678 or Diann Bielefeld at 324-6111.