Oak Ridge Junior ROTC

Mandatory Events


Homecoming Parade: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - Mandatory Formation for all Cadets


Dining In: Friday 14 October 2016 - Mandatory Formation for all Cadets

The Dining-In is a formal military social function. It consists of a formal dinner and special guest speaker, followed by reverie and good-natured fun. Dress is the semi-formal military uniform ( white shirt) for both males and females.

The Dining-In is designed to introduce cadets to the special requirements of military protocol and to give them an appreciation for time-honored customs and traditions unique to the military. Our goal is to promote cohesiveness, camaraderie and a strong spirit of brotherhood. The Dining-In gives cadets the opportunity to experience the special rites of passage unique to the military fraternity. This is strictly a cadet only function. Parents and friends are not allowed, nor may cadets invite dates to attend.


Veterans Day Pass and Review: Friday, 11 November 2016 - Mandatory Formation for all Cadets

The Pass-In-Review is a formal military parade, not a street parade. The TX-951 Pass-In-Review is always held on 11 November of each year (if possible) at Morehead Stadium to commemorate Veterans Day. All living veterans of all military services are invited and encouraged to attend. We make a special effort to honor our veterans of all military conflicts and to have at least one veteran to represent each of the major wars: WW-I, WW-II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. We also want to recognize those who are veterans of regional conflicts and peace keeping operations. We invite and encourage participation from other Junior ROTC units in the Houston area. Our goal is to have at least one representatives from our sister services (Navy, Army, Marine Corps), the Civil Air Patrol and each of the other local Air Force Junior ROTC units to help us honor our veterans. This is a family and community affair to pay homage to all our veterans. All parents, relatives, friends, and acquaintances are highly encouraged to attend.


Oak Ridge North Christmas Parade: Saturday, 3 December 2016 - Mandatory Formation for all Cadets

Parade Information


Military Ball: Saturday, 4 February 2017 - Mandatory Event for all Cadets

The Military Ball is the most anticipated formal social event of the year. It is designed teach cadets the strict requirements of formal social life and to give them the experience of being responsible ladies and gentlemen. It begins with a formal receiving line and social hour, followed by a formal dinner. After dinner, the King and Queen of the Ball are crowned in formal Coronation ceremonies along with naming of the members of the Royal Court. The highlight of the evening is dancing until midnight when the event is officially over. The highest standards of decorum and behavior are mandatory and social rules are strictly enforced. This is a cadet only function . Parents and friends (other than a cadet’s date for the evening) are not allowed to attend.

Military Ball Information


Awards Banquet: Friday, 12 May 2017 - Mandatory Event for all Cadets

The Awards Banquet is one of the most anticipated events of the year and is always held near the end of the school year. All cadets will be recognized for their accomplishments and outstanding cadets will be presented awards for their conspicuous achievements. All parents are highly encouraged to attend. This is their opportunity to show support and appreciation to their cadets for a job well done.