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Schaumburg High School Music Department Presents an Epic Percussion Concert

The Schaumburg High School Music Department will present its Epic Percussion Concert. The program takes place May 6 in the Weimer Auditorium at Schaumburg High School and begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Wind Symphony Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Percussion Ensemble, Concert Percussion Group, Cadet Percussion Choir and SaxonSTOMP will perform. In addition, solos will be performed by senior Robert Bach, junior Griffin Lober, senior Ryan Petritis, junior Ethan Garratt, junior Katie Amidon, and sophomore Alexis Reddy. The evening’s program will have something for everyone from pop music to standard percussion ...

Schaumburg High School Bands Prepare for Holiday Concert Series and Outback Bowl

The Schaumburg High School Music Department is gearing up for its series of holiday concerts to celebrate the season. The music department will proudly present its annual series of Holiday Band Concerts on Dec. 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schaumburg High School auditorium. Tickets are $2 and are open to the public. The first night will feature the Concert and Symphonic Bands, and the Cadet Band and Wind Symphony will perform the second night. Both nights will also include a performance by Tuba Christmas. The concerts will feature a variety of great composers such as Frank Ticheli and John Zdechlik, along with some holiday favorites. Ad...

SHS Marching Band Performs at Sold Out NIU Football Game

Students in the marching band at Schaumburg High School had an opportunity to perform in front of a sold-out, Northern Illinois University football game. The SHS Marching Band performed on Sept. 21 at the Northern Illinois University vs. Eastern Illinois University football game for NIU Band Days. SHS joined nine other area high school bands, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band, for the halftime show in front of 35,000 game attendees. “The students had a great time,” said Kevin Miller, band director at SHS. “The crowd was electric that night, and we performed under the lights, which is always wonderful. You could just see the band ...

Upcoming Schaumburg High School Percussion Show has Music Genres for All

Music students at Schaumburg High School are preparing for a concert that will showcase just how well they keep a beat in any genre. The Schaumburg High School Music Department presents Maximum Impact, a Night of Percussion concert. The program will take place on April 30 in the Weimer Auditorium at SHS. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. “The evening’s program will have something for everyone from pop music to standard percussion repertoire,” said Kevin Miller, SHS band director. The Wind Symphony Percussion Quintet, Symphonic Percussion Quintet, Concert Percussion Quintet, and Cadet Percussion Choir will ...

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 ...

Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Continue to Benefit Students

When High School District 211 first installed new athletic fields with artificial turf, it was projected that the investment would open up numerous curricular opportunities at each school. After careful planning and execution, the fields were installed at all five high schools, two during the summer of 2008 and three during the summer of 2009. The amount of opportunities the fields provided to D211 students continues to be the biggest advantage of making the switch to artificial turf. The obvious is that not only did football, soccer, and lacrosse teams benefit from the fields, but also physical education classes, marching band, and other ...

Upcoming Event: SHS Night of Percussion

The percussion studio at Schaumburg High School will present "Take That," their annual Night of Percussion on April 30 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature all four percussion ensembles, SaxonSTOMP, the System Red Drumline, and several percussion soloists. Students will be performing on everything from drums to basketballs. "This concert is always fun because there are so many surprises," said Kevin Miller, SHS music department chair and band director.  There will be a wide variety of styles performed including: traditional Mexican marimba music, avant-garde percussion, and indoor drumline. The event is free and open to the public. For more ...