Schaumburg High School Band Presents Upcoming Awards Concert

WSpr.14The Schaumburg High School Music Department will present its annual Band Awards Concert on May 19. The concert will be held in the school’s main gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature performances by the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Cadet Band. Three senior students Robert Bach, Kyle Picchi and Corey Loft will be featured while performing the snare drum solos for “Field Ayres” by Douglas Richard.

Richard Adams

Richard Adams

The Wind Symphony will perform the world premiere of “Eternal Landscape” by Richard Adams. Adams is an accomplished composer from the Nashville area and also was a 1979 graduate of Conant High School. Other composers on this program include King, Torke, Curnow, Balmages, and Fillmore.

This evening will also include recognition of the band’s Class of 2014 scholarships and end-of-year awards. There will be a reception in the student cafeteria immediately following the concert.

For more information, please call the Music Office at (847) 755.4801.

Schaumburg High School’s Upcoming ‘Band-Aid Concerts’ to Benefit Epilepsy Foundation

The SHS Cadet Band

The SHS Cadet Band

Students in Schaumburg High School’s band programs are dedicating a performance series to raise funds for a cause.

The Schaumburg High School Band will present its annual series of Band-Aid Concerts, taking place March 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weimer Auditorium. The Cadet and Concert Bands will perform the first night with the Symphonic Band, and with Wind Symphony the second night. In addition, guest conductor Tom Beckwith will be featured with all four bands.

Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. For more information, please contact the band office at (847) 755-4801.

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.

FHS Symphony Band Earns Top Honors

Fremd Wind Symphony 2012

Fremd Wind Symphony

The Fremd High School Wind Symphony recently earned top honors and first place of the 6A Division at the “State of Illinois Concert Band Contest” hosted by Illinois State University on Saturday April 28. The band received straight “Superior/Division 1” ratings from all three collegiate judges representing the University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, and Bowling Green State University.

The band also was awarded the fourth-highest point total out of 24 bands participating in the two-day festival. The festival took place in the ISU Center for the Performing Arts with the band performing “American Overture for Band” by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, “Down Longford Way” by Percy Grainger, and “Machu Picchu” by famed Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa.

The Fremd Wind Symphony also was awarded three straight “Superior/Division 1″ ratings at the “Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival” hosted by Hersey High School on April 14.

In addition to their performance, the students greatly enjoyed a 45-minute educational clinic with collegiate band director Dr. Peter Griffin (Elmhurst College). The Fremd Wind Symphony is under the direction of Matthew Moore (Director of Bands).