Students were working on sets for Guys and Dolls in the auditorium, while over in the courtyard the Marching Ravens were performing Star Wars and in the media center Interact of Royal Oak was hosting a conference for students to learn leadership skills.
Super Saturday"We call it Super Saturday," said Ed Nahhat, a Royal Oak native and the director of the ROHS Drama Club's performance of Guys and Dolls.
More than 80 students are involved in Guys and Dolls - the musical about chorus girls, gamblers, and save-a-soul mission dolls in a post-World War II New York City.
"It' the biggest group we've ever had in the five years I've been involved," Nahhat said. "The Drama Club just keeps growing and growing."
Nahhat marveled as students painted sets and built props.
"These kids all have given up their Saturday," he said. "No one is getting a grade for this. This is not a class. They are all volunteers."
Performances for Guys and Dolls are Nov. 15-17. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.rodrama.com/buy-tickets.html.
Marching Ravens serve up Jedi pancakesJust outside the auditorium the ROHS marching band was hosting a pancake breakfast.
"I am going to guess I've made 700 pancakes this morning," said David Pizzini, the community out-reach director for the Royal Oak High Band & Orchestra Boosters.
When the pancakes were gone, the Marching Ravens showed their awesomeness with a performance of Star Wars in the school courtyard.
If you missed it, you can see the Star Wars half-time show Wednesday at the MSBOA Marching Band Festival at Royal Oak Oak High School. The festival begins at 3 p.m. and continues until approximately 9:30 p.m.
Go forth and serveMembers of Interact of Royal Oak are on a mission to “go forth and serve."
Students from the popular service club hosted a day for Interact Clubs from around Michigan and Canada to learn leadership skills, meet new people, organize projects and make a change in the world.
Students hope the conference builds a social network that increases communication with other groups.