Announcements for the week of   February 8, 2016.

RHS Band Clinic Friday, February 19th from 4:00 to 9:00 pm for Symphonic and Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Band Parents: We are in need of chaperones for LGPE on Monday, February 29th at Northview High School.  Sign up to chaperone via Charms if you are available.

RHSBBA Meeting has been rescheduled for February 16th @7:00 pm RHS Band Room

Meeting Agenda - RHSBBA 9FEB15.pdf
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RHSBBA Bylaws Proposed Change 2016 revis
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Minutes from the January 12th RHSBBA Meeting
RHSBBA Minutes 01_12_16 final.pdf
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Meet the 2016 RHSBBA Executive Board

Mr. John O’Donovan 



Some of you may already know me.  For the past three football seasons, I have been a part of the RHS Marching Band Pit Crew and drive and manage the Penske truck for summer camp, marching competitions and away football games.   Professionally, I am the Senior Director of Consumer Insight Solutions with Teradata Corporation where I lead the global practice for delivering and managing Consumer Insight solutions for Teradata.

On a personal level, I am married to Beth O’Donovan, who more than some you also know.  I am also the father of three; Patrick is a RHS Junior, a trumpet player in Wind Ensemble and in the RHSMB.  Kathleen is a RHS freshman and played the timpani’s this year in RHSMB.  She is also in the RHS Chorus program.  My youngest is Corinne where she is in band music class at CMS as a percussion specialist with Mr. Gus Melton. 


Mr. Ed Smyth

Vice President

Ed Smyth put pen to paper on a volunteer sign-up sheet in the spring of 2013 and has been helping the RHS Band ever since. Ed gratefully accepted the role of Board VP in 2014 and again in 2016. 

Ed’s varied professional path has led from designing structural test equipment to turning an avocation into a business. Watching our children evolve musically and cohesively working as a team is why he keeps advocating on behalf of the band community. Ed lives in Roswell “over by the castle” with his better half Denise and musical and theatrical children.   



Mr. Mike Ascher

Co-Vice President, Ways and Means


I am a graduate of California State University at Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.  I then received my Teacher Certification for California.  For 20 years I tutored teenagers; many under my business “Tutors for Teens”.  A year ago I started a non-profit after school program called ACBOD (A Chance Because of Dance/ where I continue as it’s Executive Director. Our program uses dance as a cover to get students involved in an activity so they may be tutored, challenged and develop confidence to succeed. 

My lovely wife Rita and I moved to Roswell 9 years ago.  We have two boys.  Anthony is a freshman who is a percussionist in Concert Band and participated in the RHS Marching Band this past season.  Peter is in 4th grade at RNE. And to round out our family, we have a dog named William Wallace.


Mr. Tad Henderson
Co-Chair Vice President, Ways & Means

My daughters, Natalie (junior) and Rachael (sophomore) have been in Color Guard since they started at RHS. My wife Suzanne and I moved our family to Roswell in 2008 and have enjoyed the community spirit. During the 2015 football season, I assisted with the band’s concession stand learning the secrets to the tasty burgers and hot dogs. It was a great way to meet other band parents!  I work with a small commercial real estate brokerage firm working as a tenant advocate negotiating office or industrial leases and renewals. I look forward to meeting more Roswell High School parents and students and I am always open to suggestions to better our students’ time here. 


Ms. Tera Doyle



Hello to all!  My name Tera Doyle and I am probably a new face to many of you.  My husband, Lucas, and I moved to Roswell with our two girls, Macy & Marielle, in 2012.  Our girls are now sophomores and have flourished in the music programs at both CMS and RHS.  Macy plays the trumpet and Marielle plays the saxophone.  

As for my degree is in early childhood education, but I have had the good fortune of being able to stay home with my children through most of their childhood years.  Currently, I work part-time for a lawyer here in Roswell.  Unfortunately, I do not have a musical background but I do have experience serving on a few local boards. Hopefully, what I lack in musical knowledge, I will make up in effort and enthusiasm.  If I haven't yet met you, I look forward to meeting you.  If I have met you, I look forward to getting to know you better!


Ms. Mary Jane Hendrickson


Hi, I'm Mary Jane Hendrickson.   Katrina is my daughter and is a junior.  My youngest daughter, Natalie, is at Elkins Pointe and is in the 7th grade.  My husband, Dan, works in the fiber optics telecommunications world.  I come from the mortgage world as an underwriter for over 25 years

 and banking prior to that.   I currently work at The Teaching Museum as an instructor to elementary school kids and anything else where they need me.  Photography is my passion so you will recognize me with the two cameras around my neck at the ballgames or when pictures are needed. 


RHS Band 2016 Cruise Information

Full payment is due by February 11th, 2016.

Roswell High School Band Cruise Packet.p
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SAMPLE Itinerary for the 2016 RHS Band Cruise
Itinerary 3-21-14sample.docx
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RHS Band Calendar of Events

updated January 6th, 2016






Band Booster Meeting

RHS Band Room

December 8, 2015


RHS Bands Winter Concert

RHS Auditorium

December 9, 2015


RHS Football Playoff Championship Game

Georgia Dome

December 12, 2015


District HS All-State Auditions

Alpharetta HS

December 12, 2015

All Day

Final HS All-State Auditions (2nd round)

Houston County HS

January 9, 2016

All Day

Band Booster Meeting

RHS Band Room

January 12, 2016


All State Jazz Band

Savannah, GA

January 28-30, 2016

All Day

District Honor Band

North Atlanta HS

February 5-6, 2016

All Day

Band Booster Meeting

RHS Band Room

February 9, 2016


RHS Band Clinic Symphonic & Wind Ensemble

RHS Band Room

February 19th

4:00 – 7:00

RHS Pre-Festival Concert


February 23, 2016


District HS LGPE

Northview HS

Feb 29-March 2, 2016

All Day

All State Band

Athens, GA

March 3-5, 2016

All Day

Band Booster Meeting

RHS Band Room

March 8, 2016


Band Booster Meeting

RHS Band Room

April 12, 2016


Swarmin the Green Mini Golf Event

Aurora Mini Golf

April 26th


RHS Bands Spring Concert


May 3, 2016


RHS Bands Senior Solo Recital


May 5, 2016






Band Booster Meeting

RHS Band Room

May 10, 2016


Band Banquet


May 20, 2016


RHS Graduation Performance


May 26, 2016