Born in Delmenhorst in 1926, he studied the kettle drum and percussion at the Conservatory in Bremen. After having finished his studies he worked in Bremen and Kiel. From 1951 to 1991 Schober was a chamber musician (solo kettledrummer) in the Staatsorchester Hannover and from 1965 to 1991 he taught at the Hannover Academy of Music and Theatre Arts. He went on tours in Germany and foreign countries. From 1969 to 1993 he was a member of the "Festspielorchester Bayreuth".