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Pep band provides opportunities to apply students’ musical ability into other school events in low-stress environment

Pep band provides opportunities to apply students’ musical ability into other school events in low-stress environment

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Sierra Hunnicutt plays bassoon for Wind Symphony III, the Marching Greyhound and the Bassoon Ensemble. She is also a member of the CHS pep band, which plays during basketball games. She said compared to other musical extracurriculars, pep band removes the pressure on herself to improve and inst...

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle

December 12, 2019

Many students and community members attend Holiday Spectacular, otherwise known as Spec, which is the Carmel Choir program’s largest event. As a member of Accents, our all-female top competition choir, I love Holiday Spectacular season, especially after seeing so many familiar faces in the audience...

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Tara Kandallu

November 20, 2019

Members of Wind Symphony I, Camerata Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra continue to practice after school for the Holiday Spectacular performances that will take place on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8.   Alyssa Smith, returning Holiday Spectacular pit band performer, Wind Symphony I member and senior...

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

The (Band) Purge: Band program should consider adding another band to accomodate for unfair placement

The (Band) Purge: Band program should consider adding  another band to accomodate for unfair placement

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2018

Having been in the Carmel High School band program for all four years, I’ve seen a lot of changes take place. Before high school, you can choose to audition to be placed into a higher group right out of the gate. However, one trend I’ve noticed is that the band program is becoming significantly larg...

To The Beat of Their Own Drum: Carmel Bands hosted Percussion Concert on March 21

To The Beat of Their Own Drum: Carmel Bands hosted Percussion Concert on March 21

Jessica Konrad

March 23, 2018

“I’m really excited to perform these pieces we’ve been working on pretty much all year. It’s a great way to show off all the skills of not just the people who have worked in my class,

Waiting for Weight. Top jazz bands should be weighted.

Waiting for Weight. Top jazz bands should be weighted.

Bryce Cheng

December 14, 2017

Going into my fourth and final year of the jazz program at CHS, I can’t help but feel excited and sad at the same time. From the talented group of musicians to the dedicated directors, this program has nurtured a valuable progression both in my musicianship and overall character. With that being sa...

CHS’s annual fall band and orchestra concert to be on Oct. 5 and 6, respectively

CHS’s annual fall band and orchestra concert to be on Oct. 5 and 6, respectively

James Yin, Reporter

October 5, 2016

CHS will host its annual fall band concert on Oct. 5. According to band director Mike Pote, the fall band concert will feature all of the concert bands. “All six concert bands are going to perform. We do it in two concert, so there’s a 6 o’clock performance and a 7:30 performance, and each o...

CHS Drum Line performs between classes

CHS Drum Line performs between classes

October 1, 2016

As part of its annual tradition, the Carmel Drum Line performed between each class period on Sept. 29 and again at the stadium during the convocation activities.    

Jazzing It Up: Emma Hedrick, Luke Belcher, Will Rice

Jazzing It Up: Emma Hedrick, Luke Belcher, Will Rice

Adhi Ramkumar

September 16, 2016

  Can you describe your personal history with music? Are there any jazz performers who inspired you? Hedrick (EH): I joined the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and we did some jazz music. We learned “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)” by Duke Ellington, and I really liked ...