D211 Post: Schaumburg Band Travels 4400 Miles …to Play in Schaumburg

Ernestinum Bigband (from Facebook)

            The Ernestinum Bigband, a student band from Schaumburg, Germany, will perform with the Schaumburg High School Jazz Ensemble October 6, as part of the German bands area visit.  The two bands will perform in the high school’s auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

            Schaumburg High School Music Department Chair Vinnie Inendino said he and his students are eager for the joint concert.

            “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to get to know and perform with these outstanding student musicians,” he said.  “Even though we speak different languages, our students share a connection through their passion for music.”

            The Ernestinum Bigband is in the area participating in a total of eight concerts which will conclude with a concert at William Fremd High School in the school’s cafeteria on October 12, at 7:00 p.m.  Fremd’s Music Department Chair Matthew Moore said the experience should provide a unique opportunity for the students.

            “We hope the students will get an appreciation for high school students from another country, enjoying jazz music from Germany, and a few new friendships,” he said.

            For the full list of the Ernestinum Bigband’s concerts in the area, check out the Daily Herald’s article here.

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.


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.