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; as a Realtor with Greenridge Realty; and is now pursuing a Web Design Degree from Muskegon Community College.
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.
Tonight was supposed to be MSO Spring Concert and the final concert for our seniors. Traditionally the seniors are recognized and awards are given. So tonight Mrs. DeRose, Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association Board went on the road to present awards, present MSO 2020 yard signs, and have the seniors sign a violin that will hang in the high school orchestra room.
The parade of cars honked as they approached a seniors home and stopped to cheer on the seniors from an acceptable social distance as Mrs. DeRose recognized the class of 2020. Most of the seniors were home but we did leave surprises for each of them. It was a fun night seeing the seniors with smiles on their faces. As the fun continued we even added a few more cars with seniors and parents .
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and best of luck on your next adventure.
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Award Winners:
National Orchestra Award
Outstanding Fiddler Award
Ava Crago, Madison Cree, Eleanor Hopper
MSBOA Scholar Musician Award
Edquist Memorial Fund Scholarship Award
Safe Social Distance Photos of the 2020 MSO Parade
The 18th Annual Fiddle Fest features the Mona Shores Fiddlers and the Mona Shores Middle Fiddles with very special guests ESME on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 7pm.
We are very excited to bring ESME, Eclectic String Music Ensemble, to the Mona Shores Performing Arts Center. ESME, is an acoustic string band exclusive in West Michigan in blending classical music training with popular music to create a live performance experience that is accessible to students and music lovers of different ages and varied tastes.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association’s general fund to support our orchestra students. If we reach our goal, no additional fundraisers for the general fund will be held this school year.
We are still debating how many years the Fiddlers have had the honor to take the stage at the 20th Michigan Irish Music Festival. One thing we don’t debate on is “Thank You” to the entire Michigan Irish Music Fest organization for inviting the Fiddlers. To the Fiddlers it’s so much more than just a concert it’s a list of opportunities: to enjoy, to learn, and to share music that builds friendships with more than just our community. Thank you to Michigan Irish Music Festival and all the volunteers. Happy 20th Birthday MIMF and look forward to the next 20!
The Fiddlers will be hosting the 18th Annual Fiddle Fest on November 18th, 7pm, at the Mona Shores Performing Arts Center featuring the Mona Shores Middle Fiddlers, Mona Shores Fiddlers and with special guests ESME, Eclectic String Music Ensemble. We look forward to seeing you at Fiddle Fest.
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.
The Fiddlers opened up Saturday performances at the 10th Annual Sparta Celtic Fest. Liam “The Extra Large” Leprechaun announced we have a multi year contract to perform at future Sparta Celtic Fest’s. Fiddlers are very honored to play at the fest and to be asked back year after year, this was the Fiddlers 4th year.
The Mona Shores Fiddlers performed at the 2019 Muskegon Street Performers in front of the LC Walker Arena with a large crowd and some young dancers. This was Fiddlers first performance of the 2019-2020 year.
Simply go to smile.amazon.com, select your favorite charity (Hopefully, the Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association), and shop Amazon like normally do. Then Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase profit to us. Simple and easy.