Jump Start Music Program

Our district's Jump Start Music Program has been generously funded for the past 15 years by the Royal Oak Schools Foundation. 

This partnership has ensured each Royal Oak student is provided with multiple opportunities to experience the Performing Arts and to help students better understand which Performing Arts programs are available to them in Middle School and beyond.

 Beginning Band Instruments

Beginning Orchestra Instruments

  •  Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Baritone
  • Percussion
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass



Instrument Demonstration Videos:

Instrument Rental & Cost Information:

McCourt's Music
A&G Central Music

 Phases of the Jump Start Music Program

Instrument Petting Zoo:

Taking place during school, the during this assembly, representatives from McCourt's Music Group and members of the Royal Oak Music Department staff will introduce the 5th grade students to the various musical instruments offered in our Middle School beginning band and orchestra classes. After learning about each instrument, students will then have an opportunity to play each of them!

High School Performing Arts Assembly

Taking place during school, this assembly allows all students (DK-5) at each elementary school to have the opportunity to see both vocal and instrumental selections performed by small student groups from Royal Oak High School.

Instrument Fittings:

Held after school at Royal Oak High School, any student who is interested in and/or planning on participating in the Beginning Band and Orchestra classes will work individually with a Music Department staff member or McCourt's Music Group Clinician to explore the available instrument choices for Middle School Band and Orchestra. By the end of their one-on-one session, each student will be matched to the instrument they are most interested in and/or best suited to play!

Clinician's Week

Taking place during the second week of school, a set of professional music clinicians will work alongside our Royal Oak Music Department staff to provide the students in our beginning music classes at ROMS with specific sectional-based instruction on their instruments. 

Below, see a video of the Instrumental Petting Zoos in action!