Trip News & Info

Mr. and Mrs. Adams and 20 Wooster High School Band students traveled through Europe in the summer of 2005. Students were selected by nomination and audition to perform with a Band 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, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.

The 2005 Europe Photo Gallery page.


June 16-18:  Otterbein College.

• Rehearsals and Farewell Concert.

June 19-20:  Chicago, USA; Zurich, Switzerland, & Innsbruck, Austria.

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

• Arrive and then board coach for travel to Innsbruck.

June 21:  Salzburg, Austria.

• Travel the city of salzburg.

• Visit the birthplace of Mozart.

Two of the modest residences of Wolfgang Mozart. (note; the cars are not typical of his day :-)

June 22-23:  Westendorf & Rattenberg, Austria.

Hotel Jokobwirt in Westendorf

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.

• Sightseeing in Westendorf.

• Concert in Town Hall in Westendorf.

• Travel to Rattenberg.

• Visit a glacier.

• Concert in Tirolean village.

June 24-25:  Abano Terme & Venice, Italy.

• Travel through the Alps.

• Overnight in spa town of Abano terme.

• Concert in Abano terme.

• Visit the wonderful city of Venice.

June 26-27:  Pisa & Florence, Italy.

• Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

• Sightseeing in Florence.

June 28-30:  Lucerne, Switzerland & Riquewihr, Obernai, Strasbourge, France.

• Explore the Alsace region of France.

• Pizza/Dance party in Strasbourg.

• Dinner and Concert in nearby village.

July 1-2:  Heidelberg & Rothenburg, Germany.

• Visit an ancient castle

• Guided walking tour of medieval Rothenburg.

• Shopping & afternoon concert Rothenburg.

July 3:  Baden Baden, Germany.

• Final concert in Black Forest region.

July 4:  Lucern & Engleberg, Switzerland.

• Explore city of Lucerne.

• Farewell dinner with Alpine horn entertainment.

Transfer to Zurich for return flight to Chicago.

July 5:  Zurich, Switzerland; Chicago, USA.

Transfer to Zurich for return flight to Chicago.



General Interest

American Music Abroad

Systran Online Translation - Translate sites in foreign languages, or any text.

Universal Currency Converter - How much are those Euros & Francs actually worth?

Otterbein College


Treff-Hotel Regina Titlis - Engelberg

NH Luzern Hotel - Lucerne


Hotel La Diligence - Obernai



Hotel Smeraldo - Abano Terme

Holiday Inn Florence North - Florence


Hotel Linde - Rothenburg


Bel Air Hotel Forsthof - Sasbachwalden

Live Webcam of our concert site in Rothenburg


Hotel Alpinpark - Innsbruck

Hotel Jakobwirt - Westendorf


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