Trip News & Info

Mr. and Mrs. Adams and 50 Wooster High School Band students traveled through Europe in the Summer of 2001. Students were selected by nomination and audition to perform with a Band and Choir made up of students from throughout Ohio.

Sponsored by American Music Abroad, the trip was centered around performances in concert halls and public venues throughout Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

 Enjoy the pictures posted on the site. They will give you a small sampling of our incredible journey. If you have pictures of your own that you would like to share, please pass them on, and we'll post them on the site.


June 15-17:  Otterbein College.

• Rehearsals and Farewell Concert.

The Wooster contingent

June 18-20:  Chicago, USA; Brussels, Belgium; Bonn & Koblenz, Germany.

• Travel to Chicago O'Hare International Airport for flight to Brussels.

• Arrive and then board coach for travel to Bonn.

• Guided tour of Beethoven's House and Museum.

• Visit Marksburg Castle on the Rhine River.

Hotel Zur Weinlaube in Koblenz

• Concert in Bad Bruckenau near Wurzburg.

Dorint Hotel Bad Bruckenau

A large, appreciative audience. This was a fundraiser for Romanian orphans.

June 21:  Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

• Sightseeing in Rothenburg.

• Concert in Rothenburg's Markt Platz..

June 22-24:  Dachau, Germany; Westendorf & Rattenberg, Austria.

• Visit WWII concentration camp at Dachau.

• Tirolian Folk Fest in Westendorf.

• Visit to a glacier in the Alps.

• Sightseeing in Westendorf.

Hotel Jokobwirt in Westendorf

The town band passes by - quite an ingenious B.D cart.


From 1997, here's a nice panoramic view from atop one of the mountains near Westendorf. Take a ski lift part of the way up and hike the rest of the way! Click on the picture below to see a panoramic movie from the peak. You'll need Apple's Quicktime.

• Concert in Mayrhofen.

One of the excellent concert venues.
• Concert in Westendorf's town hall.
June 25:  Innsbruck, Austria.

• Sightseeing.

June 26:  Venice, Italy.

• Visit Piazza San Marco.

• Visit Doge Palace.

• Sightseeing in Venice.

A gondola ride was a highlight of the tour of Venice.

 Hotel Columbia 

• Concert in spa town outside Venice.

June 27-28:  Florence, Italy.

• Sightseeing in Florence.

Leather was a popular purchase in Florence.

• Tour of the city.

• Perform an evening concert.

Holiday Inn Florence North

June 29-30:  Saillon & Zermatt, Switzerland.

• Travel through Alps to Saillon.

• Cog train into Zermatt in shadow of the Matterhorn.

• Concert in Martigny.

Fate? The choir happens to be gathering before the concert under a Buckeye tree.

July 1:  Strasbourg, France.

• Travel through Swiss scenery into Alsace region.

• Evening pizza & dance party.
Holiday Inn Strasbourg

July 2:  Leuven, Belgium.

• Travel through French countryside into Leuven.

• Farewell dinner.

July 3:  Brussels, Belgium; Chicago, USA.

• Transfer to Brussels International Airport for return flight to Chicago.

 Holiday Inn Garden Court in Leuven 


General Interest

American Music Abroad

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Otterbein College


• Marksburg Castle 1, 2









Piazza San Marco
Bridge of Sighs





Strasbourg On Line



Brussels Airport


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