Schaumburg High School Percussion Students Perform on Professional Stage
Five percussion students at Schaumburg High School had an opportunity to showcase their talents outside of their own community and on a professional stage.
The Schaumburg High School Percussion Quintet performed at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Feb. 23. The concert, entitled “An Evening of Percussion,” featured a diverse program of percussion music, from steel band and Taiko drummers to drumline.
“This was such a great opportunity for our percussionists to perform on a pro stage,” said Kevin Miller, music department chair and band director at Schaumburg High School. “The concert was completely sold out and the crowd was electric. Our kids felt like rock stars.”
The quintet’s members are senior Christian Moreno, juniors Ryan Petritis and Robert Bach, and sophomores Tyler Teele and Griffin Lober. Schaumburg’s quintet performed two drum pieces by James Tenney, entitled “Wake for Charles Ives” and “Hocket for Henry Cowell.”
The Schaumburg High School group is performing again on March 9 with the DePaul University Percussion Ensembles during a concert at 12:30 p.m. The program will take place in the recital hall on the Lincoln Park campus.