Schaumburg High School Band Students Return from Performing in Florida

The SHS marching band performs during halftime at the Outback Bowl in Florida.

The SHS marching band performs during halftime at the Outback Bowl in Florida.

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SHS marching band recently returned from performing in Florida.

The Schaumburg High School band just completed a tour that included stops in Orlando and Tampa, Florida. They had seven performances in six days while on the road.

The marching band performed a parade in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and then traveled to Tampa where the jazz band and wind symphony competed. The wind symphony was awarded second place in the competition.

The marching band also performed in the Outback Bowl Parade on New Year’s Eve in Tampa’s Ybor City to an electric crowd. They were also awarded second place in competition there. To finish the trip, the marching band and 10 other high school bands from around the country performed the Outback Bowl halftime show at in front of a crowd of 60,000 and an ESPN audience on New Year’s Day.




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

SHSband1The 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.

SMBformalPOSTAdditionally, the Schaumburg High School Band will be traveling to Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 26 to be part of the Outback Bowl festivities, which culminate in the half-time show of the New Year’s Day bowl game at Raymond James Stadium. During the holiday concerts, the Wind Symphony will debut their set for the Outback Bowl.

The half-time performance will be telecast nationally on ESPN on New Year’s Day. The band is scheduled to return home late Jan 2.

Please visit the D211 Post in 2014 to read about the trip. For more information about the upcoming band concerts or performances, please contact Kevin Miller in the SHS Band Office at (847) 755-4801.




Fremd High School Band Performs in Florida During Winter Break

115 Fremd Band students performed with fifteen other high school bands in the Outback Bowl Half-time Show.

115 Fremd Band students performed with fifteen other high school bands in the Outback Bowl Half-time Show.

Band students from William Fremd High School had the opportunity to perform in Florida during their winter break the last week of December.

115 students from the band program performed in Tampa and Orlando, Fla.  The Fremd “Florida Band” consisted of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the school’s four symphonic bands.  Band Director Matthew Moore and eleven parent chaperones accompanied the students on the trip.

Fremd Florida Band performed in the Disney World Magic Kingdom “Electric Light Parade” in Orlando, and also participated in Disney’s “You’re Instrumental”

Members of the Fremd Florida Band participate in the Disney World "You're Instrumental" Recording Studio Workshop on December 28th.

Members of the Fremd Florida Band participate in the Disney World “You’re Instrumental” Recording Studio Workshop on December 28th.

Recording Studio Workshop.  During the two-and-a-half hour educational workshop, the band learned about demands of recording Disney movie soundtracks — recording seven different selections.  The workshop concluded with the band recording two minutes of Disney’s Tarzan, with their performance synced up to the movie’s animation.  Moore said students enjoyed working with the Disney Band Director/Clinician, who is originally from Plainfield, Ill., and attended Western Illinois University.

After performing in Orlando, the Fremd Florida Band traveled to Tampa and participated in numerous musical events with the Outback Bowl.  The Fremd Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble all received educational clinics from the Outback Bowl’s three college band directors – Dr. Richard Miles from Morehead State University,  Dr. Larry Blocher from Troy University, and Dr. William Rapp from Kutztown University.

Aileen Jong and Katie Klonder lead the Fremd Viking Marching Band in the Disney World "Electric Light Parade" on December 27th.

Aileen Jong and Katie Klonder lead the Fremd Viking Marching Band in the Disney World “Electric Light Parade” on December 27th.

The Fremd Florida Band also participated in the Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve parade in Ybor, Fla.  The students performed to a large and enthusiastic crowd of University of Michigan and South Carolina fans during the 1.5 mile parade route.  Additionally, the band was awarded third place in the large band division for the Parade Marching Competition.

On New Year’s Day the Fremd Florida Band combined with fifteen other high school marching bands to perform in the mass half-time band at the Outback Bowl game.  The half-time show featured 2,200 students performing a six minute “Beach Medley” and “Armed Forces Salute” for the crowd.

Fremd High School Band trumpet players Brian Jestice and Hannah Kuhl perform during half-time of the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

Fremd High School Band trumpet players Brian Jestice and Hannah Kuhl perform during half-time of the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

 

While in Tampa, the Fremd Bands received the following awards and recognitions at the festival:

Jazz Ensemble – Gold Rating, 1st place in large band division, Grand Champion Award (highest point total)
Wind Symphony – Gold Rating, 1st place in large band division
Symphonic Band – Silver Rating, second band division
Viking Marching Band – Gold Rating, 3rd place in large band division (Parade Marching Competition)