U-46 students perform national anthem at Boomers opener

 
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Updated 5/15/2018 9:23 PM
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  • More than 100 students from elementary and middle schools in Kane, Cook and DuPage counties get ready to play the national anthem at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball home opener game Tuesday in Schaumburg. Teacher Sandra Smith holds their attention before they enter the stadium.

      More than 100 students from elementary and middle schools in Kane, Cook and DuPage counties get ready to play the national anthem at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball home opener game Tuesday in Schaumburg. Teacher Sandra Smith holds their attention before they enter the stadium. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Gianna Lagioia, 4, of Bartlett holds tightly to her "baby" and her french fries at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball home opener game Tuesday in Schaumburg. She and mom Kim were there to see her older brother Anthony play the national anthem with more than 100 other students from elementary and middle schools in Kane, Cook and DuPage counties.

      Gianna Lagioia, 4, of Bartlett holds tightly to her "baby" and her french fries at the Schaumburg Boomers baseball home opener game Tuesday in Schaumburg. She and mom Kim were there to see her older brother Anthony play the national anthem with more than 100 other students from elementary and middle schools in Kane, Cook and DuPage counties. John Starks | Staff Photographer

The Schaumburg Boomers home opener Tuesday night was ushered in by 150 students from Elgin Area School District U-46 performing the national anthem.

Band students from Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin, plus Clinton, Garfield, Fox Meadow, Nature Ridge, Willard, Wayne and Liberty elementary schools took the field ahead of the Boomers' game with the Southern Illinois Miners.

The band of fifth- through eighth-graders were led by Sandra Smith, Becky Havel and Christie Zimmerman.

The Boomers also received their championship rings in a pregame ceremony. In addition to the 2017 title, the Boomers were league champions in 2013 and 2014.

Tuesday began a six-game homestand, which concludes with a 1 p.m. game Sunday against Traverse City.

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