All posts by Bob De Rose

Bob De Rose is originally from Hoffman Estates, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago, IL. De Rose moved to Michigan in 1991 to attend Western Michigan University where he earned a BS from the College of Engineering. He has lived and worked across West Michigan working as a manufacturing engineer for Michigan Automotive Compressors, Herman Miller, Behr, and Dana/Mahle. In 2001, De Rose began rehabbing homes and became a rental property owner forming Dnal & Emoh Real Estate Solutions, LLC. In 2006, De Rose and other partners formed Derby Real Estate Solutions, LLC. Both companies properties are located in Grand Rapids. De Rose is a member of the Kent County Rental Property Owners Association. As Michigan’s manufacturing base changed, De Rose took the opportunity to earn his Michigan State Real Estate License, and is now a Realtor ® with Greenridge Realty in Muskegon. As a Realtor ®, De Rose has continued his real estate education with the following classes Residential Relocation, Landlord-Tenant Law, EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting, Rehab and Flipping for Profit, and earned a e-Pro Certification from the National Association of Realtors. De Rose has lived in Kalamazoo, Holland, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and now in Muskegon. He is very familiar with West Michigan, which has helped him sell and list properties throughout the region. De Rose now lives with his loving wife, Kelly, in the Muskegon area.

Michigan Irish Music Festival Thank You

Mona Shores Fiddlers 2017

We would like to publicly thank everyone that made the Michigan Irish Music Festival an incredible weekend for the Fiddlers.

Thank you to the Michigan Irish Music Festival for again inviting the Fiddlers to perform at this incredible event. It’s an honor to be able to play at the same venue with such amazing musicians from around the world right here in Muskegon.

Thank you to parents, families, friends, and Mona Shores Alumni that came out to support the Fiddlers. Playing to a full, friendly house was a blast!  All the weekly rehearsals have paid off.

Thank you to the very talented sound crew! It’s alway nice to perform when we have friendly and knowledgeable audio engineers!

Over the weekend we shared many more pictures and videos of the MIMF on our Instagram and Facebook pages – too many to re-post here.  We also shared that The Founding (formerly Blarney Castle) will be our special guest at the 16th Annual Fiddle Festival.  More Fiddle Fest information coming soon.

If you missed the Fiddlers this past weekend you can catch them this Friday, Sept 22, 2017, at the Mona Shores High School Homecoming Tailgate Party!

5th Grade Orchestra Open House

The 5th Grade Orchestra Open House is this Thursday, September 14,  2017 at the High School in the Orchestra room from 4pm-7pm.
At the Open House, students and parents will receive information about class schedule, will have an opportunity to try out instruments, and be able to meet with instrument vendors.

For more information contact:
Campbell & Lincoln Park Students:
Nick Mosley
Director; Middle School, 5th Grade, & Middle Fiddlers
Phone: (231) 332-8544
mosleyn@monashores.net
Mona Shores Middle School
1700 Woodside Road
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Ross Park & Churchill Students:
Kelly DeRose
Director; High School, 5th Grade,  & Fiddlers
Phone (231) 332-8327
derosek@monashores.net
Mona Shores High School
1121 Seminole Road
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. When you shop at Amazon use  smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Mona Shores Orchestra Parents Association.

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Mona Shores Orchestra Parents Association. Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0958489

Make Dad Smile

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18.  Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day including electronics, clothing, and more. Amazon will donate to Mona Shores Orchestra Parents Association with AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Mona Shores Orchestra every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the MSOPA.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will be asked to designate a charitable organization.   Select Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association, and your purchase will help support our orchestra program.

Spring Meat Block Fundraiser

The Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association has partnered with the Meat Block for a spring fundraiser to begin the grilling season. The deadline for all order forms with payment is Friday, May 12. Please make checks payable to MSOPA. Items will be available for pick up on Tuesday, May 23 from 3 to 4:30 PM, in the High School East Parking Lot by the orchestra room entrance.

Thank you for supporting the Mona Shores Orchestra Program!

Chamber Orchestra Pittsburgh Bound

2016-2017 Chamber Orchestra
2016-2017 Chamber Orchestra

Wishing safe travels, best of luck and congratulations to the Mona Shores Chamber Orchestra.

Yesterday on their performances at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra District 7 Orchestra Festival at Grand Haven yesterday. They performed for a panel of four expert adjudicators who rated the groups in the five areas of Tone, Intonation, Rhythm, Interpretation, and Technique. The Concert Orchestra earned an Excellent rating.

Scheduling worked out yesterday that after the required material for the MSBOA Orchestra Festival the adjudicators came in and gratiously gave a mini session as the Chamber Orchestra as was playing their remaining pieces for their National Orchestra Festival performance this weekend.

The Chamber Orchestra is on their way  now to National Orchestra Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The festival is one of the many events that takes place during the American String Teachers Association’s National Conference. Fewer than thirty school orchestras from the entire country have been selected to participate this year. Our orchestra is very excited to receive this invitation to perform on a national stage!

This is an incredible opportunity for our orchestra. After the Chamber Orchestra performs, they will receive feedback from the adjudicators and work directly with one of the clinicians in a hour long workshop. Chamber Orchestra members will also have the opportunity to attend the educational sessions associated with the National Conference.