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Accents and Ambassadors to record concert performance on Oct. 10 in auditorium for virtual distribution

Valliei Chandrakumar

October 6, 2020

Due to COVID-19 complications, the Accents and Ambassadors will record a performance of the fall concert content on Oct. 10 in the auditorium to later be virtually distributed to families rather than hold an in-person concert. Each of the choirs will be performing at different times to accommodate soc...

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Tessa Collinson

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Show choir competitions are beneficial for choir students

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Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior (left) along with other members of Accents practice the set choreography during a Wednesday night rehearsal.  Colombo said practicing long hours has motivated the choir to work towards improvement as well as create a close bond among the girls.

Kassandra Darnell

February 21, 2020

Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior, spends her SRT in room P118 working with her choir director to perfect the dances the Accents are learning for their competition set. When Colombo isn’t in SRT for choir, she also attends required evening rehearsals, where she gets to sing and dance with he...

Ambassadors prepare for fall concert

Kyle Barker, associate choral director and lead director of Ambassadors, praises the choir on their hard work at the MIC Choral Festival. Barker said the students showed great effort throughout the long and tiring day.

Emily Carlisle

October 17, 2019

On Sept. 18 Ambassadors went to the MIC Choral Festival hosted at Laurence Central High School. The festival ended with a free public concert featuring the choirs at the event. Kyle Barker, associate choral director and lead director of Ambassadors, said the event went well and the students learned...

Ambassadors plan to wrap up the year with spring concert

Kyle Barker, lead director of Ambassadors, describes the spring concert. Barker said that the concert closes with every choir onstage singing a song together.

Emily Carlisle

May 13, 2019

The Ambassadors have had a year full of success at competitions and concerts. Now it is time to end the year with one final performance with all of the choirs. The spring concert is May 16 in the Dale E. Graham auditorium at 7 p.m. Gui Basso, sophomore and member of Ambassadors, said that it is nice to turn ...

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns responds to an email from her daughter’s teacher in her office on April 8. Her daughter is a fourth grader at Carmel Elementary, and is a part of the school’s film club.

Josie Cruzan

April 16, 2019

Over spring break, choir results for next year were released to the students who auditioned. The audition process lasted from early January to early March. Now, choir students are conferencing with faculty about their auditions. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “It’s always a fun time full of ...

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns sends an email to Jeff Worrell, a member of the Chamber of Commerce on March 7 in her office. The email was in regards to possible promotion of Select Sound’s Ear Candy concert, which will take place two days after they return from Washington D.C.

Josie Cruzan

March 22, 2019

The choirs finished auditions in the first week of March, and now the three choir directors, Katherine Kouns, Kyle Barker and Sam Chenoweth, are working to place the students who auditioned into the choirs that the directors feel are the best fit. Choir placements will be announced the week of March 24 t...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for show choir concert, Kouns says

Ambassadors members prepare for the upcoming choir concert during an after-school rehearsal. Kouns said she hopes the show choir concert will be a wonderful closing to the competition season.

Adhi Ramkumar

March 5, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is making final preparations for the upcoming show choir concert on March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the show choir concert will feature three competitive show choirs: Ambassadors, Accents and N...

Ambassadors are halfway through their show choir season

Gui Basso, sophomore and member of Ambassadors describes what a competition is like. Basso said that the competitions are long but fun and definitely worth it in the end.

Emily Carlisle

March 1, 2019

This Saturday Ambassadors plans to compete in its third competition of the school year. Saturday’s competition is called Xtreme Show Choir Showdown and is held at Lafayette Jefferson high school. New Edition and Accents, this school’s other competitive show choirs will also be competing at the event...

Choirs finish auditions, begin competition season, prepare for the choral showcase

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns responds to emails in her office on Feb. 15. “As far as the dance audition goes, it’s just really difficult to tell until we get there. Every year there are people that really come out of the woodwork and surprise us and are just amazing.” Kouns said.

Josie Cruzan

February 27, 2019

Choir auditions, which began on Jan. 10, ended with the first round of dance auditions on Feb. 19 for students who wish to join one of the schools show-choirs. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “This audition group looks about the same so far. It’s about the same number as in previous years, ...